OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cyperus brevifolius   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kyllinga brevifolia   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Cyperus brevifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23 (2002)

Kyllinga brevifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Kyllinga brevifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Cyperaceae in the southeastern United States (Tucker, 1987)

Kyllinga brevifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-001:

Cyperus brevifolius   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)

Cyperus brevifolius

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

Kyllinga brevifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Perennial Greenhead Sedge, Greenhead Flatsedge


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cyperus brevifolius   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kyllinga brevifolia   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Cyperus brevifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23
Kyllinga brevifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Kyllinga brevifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Cyperaceae in the southeastern United States (Tucker, 1987)
Kyllinga brevifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-001:
Cyperus brevifolius   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Cyperus brevifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kyllinga brevifolia

 

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4667

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Habitat: Moist soils of fields, ditches, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes elongate or short

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Heads pale green
Bracts 3-4, unequal, to 25cm long
Superior ovary
Bisexual

Inflorescences unbranched (the spikes sessile)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlets yellowish to dark brown
Spikelet with one nutlet enclosed by two scales

 

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