Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4388

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Look for it in bogs, fens, marshes, streambeds, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly stem leaves, alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Scirpus expansus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus expansus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-012:
Scirpus expansus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scirpus sylvaticus

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Bulrush


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image of Scirpus expansus, Woodland Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6886

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Scirpus expansus, Woodland Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6888b

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Resembles S. cyperinus, but lacks the rusty color of the spikelets, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Scirpus expansus, Woodland Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6970

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaf sheaths of lower leaves are red and give the stem a red-banded look, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Scirpus expansus, Woodland Bulrush

Steve Marlow    snm_8080039

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest