OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Eleocharis ovata

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-005:
Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis obtusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Blunt Spikerush


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image of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elob2_001_lvd

        

image of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_elob2_007_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Eleocharis ovata

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-005:
Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis obtusa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4282

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual (rarely perennial)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales reddish
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlets yellowish to brownish

 

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