OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 173 taxa in the family Cyperaceae, Sedge family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

                       

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camera icon Common Name: Annual Greenhead Sedge, Low Spikesedge

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus hortensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga pumila   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus tenuifolius 030-01-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in moist soils of fields, ditches, lawns, shores of ponds and rivers

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Whitehead Sedge, Fragrant Spikesedge

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus sesquiflorus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga odorata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus sesquiflorus 030-01-003   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in moist soils of fields, ditches, lawns, shores of ponds and rivers, sand and gravel bars

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont; uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Crested Greenhead Sedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus metzii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga squamulata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, turf farms, athletic fields, golf courses, other disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


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Common Name: Yellow Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus flavescens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus flavescens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus flavescens 030-01-004   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in low fields, ditches, marshes, especially where seasonally flooded

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Granite Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus aristatus 030-01-011   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, rarely on diabase flatrocks and Altamaha Grit glades

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Awned Flatsedge, Bearded Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus squarrosus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus squarrosus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus aristatus 030-01-011?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in moist depressions and seepages on granitic and other rocks, drawdown riverbanks, moist disturbed sites

Uncommon in GA & SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fragrant Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus odoratus 030-01-013   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in low fields, marshes, ditches

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Slender Sand Flatsedge, Engelmann's Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus engelmannii 030-01-013?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial and other damp to wet soils

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: jointed flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus articulatus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus articulatus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus articulatus 030-01-015   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, esp tidal

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Redroot Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus erythrorhizos 030-01-016   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, shores, mud flats

Uncommon (common in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus rotundus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus rotundus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus rotundus 030-01-018   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

Non-native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Nutgrass, Wild Chufa, Earth-almond

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus esculentus 030-01-019   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, shores, other disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rice-field Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus iria   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus iria   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus iria 030-01-020   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, disturbed wet areas;

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon Common Name: Poorland Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus compressus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus compressus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus compressus 030-01-022   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Green Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus virens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus virens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus virens 030-01-028   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes and ditches

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Nutsedge, Straw Flatsedge, Straw-colored Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus strigosus 030-01-029   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, wet flatwoods, wet disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Many-flowered Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus lancastriensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lancastriensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus lancastriensis 030-01-031   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and fields

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rough Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus retrofractus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus retrofractus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus dipsaciformis 030-01-033   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Common (uncommon in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus plukenetii 030-01-034   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, sandy woodlands, thin soils of rock outcrops, and dry, disturbed areas.

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Roundhead Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge

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): Cyperus ovularis 030-01-035   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandy woodlands, forests, fields, thin soils on outcrops, sand and gravel bars

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Flatsedge, Pine-barren Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus retrorsus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus retrorsus var. retrorsus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus retrorsus var. retrorsus 030-01-036a   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and rock outcrops

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Baldwin's Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus croceus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cyperus croceus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus retrorsus var. robustus 030-01-036c   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain & GA Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southeastern Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus filiculmis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus filiculmis 030-01-040   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other sandy or rocky woodlands, forests, and fields

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Great Plains Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus lupulinus +   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lupulinus +   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus filiculmis 030-01-040?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in dry sterile soils in fields and meadows

Common to rare, depending on variety

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Variable Flatsedge, Smallflower Umbrella Sedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus difformis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus difformis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Old World tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Deep-rooted Sedge, Woodrush Flatsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus entrerianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus entrerianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland hardwood forests, coastal grasslands, marshes, vacant lots, disturbed areas

Common in GA, rare in SC

Non-native: temperate South America

 


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Common Name: Umbrella Plant

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus involucratus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus involucratus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Threeway Sedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dulichium arundinaceum 030-02-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in marshes, bogs, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Horsetail Spikerush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis equisetoides 030-03-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in quiet waters of limesink (doline) ponds, natural lakes, borrow pits, ditches, artificial millponds

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Squarestem Spikerush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis quadrangulata 030-03-003   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in pools, marshes

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Blunt Spikerush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis obtusa 030-03-005   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis caribaea 030-03-008   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sand Spikerush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis montevidensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis montevidensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis montevidensis 030-03-019   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, ponds, swales, ditches

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Viviparous Spikerush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis vivipara 030-03-020   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in Coastal Plain ponds

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Baldwin's Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis baldwinii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis baldwinii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis baldwinii 030-03-024   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, pools, acid shores

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Whitetop Sedge, Giant Whitetop Sedge, White-bracted Sedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora latifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora latifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichromena latifolia 030-04-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Whitetop Sedge, White-bracted Sedge, Starrush Whitetop Sedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora colorata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora colorata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichromena colorata 030-04-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, ditches, dune swales

Uncommon, primarily endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis capillaris 030-06-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it on thin soils on rock outcrops, especially granite domes and granite flatrocks (but also on mafic rocks, such as diabase), sandy soils, fields, bogs

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Savannah Hairsedge, Capillary Hairsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis ciliatifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. ciliatifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis ciliatifolia 030-06-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in moist to wet sands of savannas, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Elliott's Hairsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis coarctata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis ciliatifolia 030-06-002?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, usually associated with longleaf pine and wiregrass

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ware's Hairsedge

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis warei   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis warei   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis warei 030-06-003   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, dunes, Florida scrub

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC, rare in NC (if still there)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandy-field Hairsedge

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bulbostylis stenophylla   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis stenophylla   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis stenophylla 030-06-004   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry savannas, Florida scrub, and disturbed sandy areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Old World Hairsedge, Water-grass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis barbata 030-06-005   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare in Mtns & NC Piedmont)(uncommon elsewhere)

Non-native: Old World tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Fimbry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fimbristylis spadicea 030-07-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in brackish marshes and dune swales

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Fimbry

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fimbristylis spadicea 030-07-002?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in brackish or alkaline sands of marsh edges and dune swales, less typically in savannas or pine flatwoods

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Harper's Fimbry

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Fimbristylis perpusilla   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis perpusilla   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in drawdown zones of natural depression ponds or exposed banks of blackwater rivers

Rare in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: ditch fimbry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Fimbristylis schoenoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis schoenoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed wetlands

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS National Database: Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus cespitosus var. callosus 030-08-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it on cliffs receiving fog/cloud deposition and seepage, mostly at high elevations, over amphibolite, granite, gneiss, or schist, notably at Grandfather Mtn, Roan Mtn, Whiteside Mtn, and Chimney Rock

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Keeled Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Isolepis carinata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Isolepis carinata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus koilolepis 030-08-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in moist soils adjacent to granitic flatrocks, seepage areas, ephemeral pools, moist sandy sites, low fields, ditches

Uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Common Threesquare, Chairmaker's Rush, Swordgrass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus americanus 030-08-007   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in tidal marshes, other marshes, inland salt marshes, rocky river beds, wet meadows

Common (uncommon in GA, rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Softstem Bulrush, Great Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus validus 030-08-009   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in tidal marshes, sedge meadows, streambeds, riverbeds, calcareous fens

Common (rare in GA Mountains & Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Saltmarsh Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bolboschoenus robustus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus robustus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus robustus 030-08-011   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in brackish marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Woodland Bulrush

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): Scirpus expansus 030-08-012   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, fens, marshes, streambeds

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Black Bulrush, Dark-green Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus atrovirens 030-08-013   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus georgianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus georgianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus atrovirens 030-08-013?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, wet areas, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leafy Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus polyphyllus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus polyphyllus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus polyphyllus 030-08-014   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, floodplain forests, mountain bogs, seeps, fens

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus cyperinus 030-08-015   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, beaver ponds, disturbed wet ground

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Giant Bulrush, Southern Bulrush, Tule, California Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Schoenoplectus californicus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus californicus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cuban Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus blepharoleptos   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oxycaryum cubense   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in ponds and marshes, esp in floating vegetation mats

Rare

Non-native? New World tropics?

 


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Common Name: Roughseed Bulrush, Bog Bulrush, Ricefield Bulrush

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schoenoplectiella mucronata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectiella mucronata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, ditches, ricefields, disturbed wet ground

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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