Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


425

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in marshes, ditches, wet flatwoods, wet disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short, stout

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary
Spikes in congested umbellate clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-029:
Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
False Nutsedge


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image of Cyperus strigosus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyst_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus strigosus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyst_007_lvd

        

image of Cyperus strigosus

Gill Newberry    gn08_c_strigosus_plants

August        

Lvs predominantly basal, not 3-ranked. Leafy bracts subtend the inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cyperus strigosus

Gill Newberry    gn08_c_strigosus_spikes

August        

Spikelets pinnate, linear, usually many-flowered, 5-25mm long, 1.5mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus strigosus

Gill Newberry    gn08_carex_strigosus_inf

August        

Spikes 5-10 or more, congested or open, narrowly to broadly cylindric, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.