Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4463

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in savannas, bogs, acidic seeps inland, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, mostly 3-ranked, culms leafy ?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Not rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Rhynchospora glomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora glomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae) of South Carolina and the Eastern United States (McMillan, 2007)
Rhynchospora glomerata var. glomerata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhynchospora glomerata var. glomerata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-13-016:
Rhynchospora glomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rynchospora glomerata

 

COMMON NAME:
Clustered Beaksedge


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image of Rhynchospora glomerata, Clustered Beaksedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhgl3_001_pvd

        

image of Rhynchospora glomerata, Clustered Beaksedge

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1882

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Spikelet clusters compact; bracteal leaves mostly exceeding subtended groups, per Flora of North America.

image of Rhynchospora glomerata, Clustered Beaksedge

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1883

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves 2.5-7mm wide, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Rhynchospora glomerata, Clustered Beaksedge

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2800

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Spikelets crowded, deep red brown, lance ellipsoid, per Flora of North America.

image of Rhynchospora glomerata, Clustered Beaksedge

JK Marlow    jkm210813_2803

August    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Perianth bristles 6, overtopping tubercle, antrorsely barbellate, per Flora of North America.