Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4300

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Piedmont & Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in sandy woodlands, forests, fields, thin soils on outcrops, sand and gravel bars, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

Spikelets in globose heads

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Cyperus echinatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus echinatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-035:
Cyperus ovularis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus ovularis

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundhead Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus echinatus, Roundhead Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyov_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus echinatus, Roundhead Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge

JK Marlow    jkm210709_2014

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

One of the few NC flatsedges to have round or globular flowering heads, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Cyperus echinatus, Roundhead Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge

JK Marlow    jkm210709_2015

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve