OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Scirpus cyperinus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-015:

Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Scirpus cyperinus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Scirpus eriophorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush


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image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

Spikelets in large terminal arching clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3b

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3c

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

Inflorescence with several long, flexuous to drooping stalks to 15cm long, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981).

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3d

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

Spikelets ovoid, 3-5mm long, about 3mm wide at base. Scales reddish-brown, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981).

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_082521blairsville28

August    Union County    GA

Meeks Park Disc Golf Course

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush, Woolly Bulrush

Gill Newberry    gn09_scirpus_cyperinus

September        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Scirpus cyperinus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-015:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus cyperinus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus eriophorum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1339

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Habitat: marshes, ditches, beaver ponds, disturbed wet ground, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

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