Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4451

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in wet to dry sandy thickets and flatwoods, typically on sandy soil, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Scleria ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-15-005:
Scleria ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scleria ciliata var. ciliata

 

COMMON NAME:
Fringed Nutrush, Hairy Nutrush


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