Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2415

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, dunes, Florida scrub, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales purplish-brown
Spikelets sessile
Bisexual
Superior ovary

Spikelets in a dense solitary terminal cluster

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Nutlet

 

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

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) 030-06-003:
Bulbostylis warei   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ware's Hairsedge


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image of Bulbostylis warei, Ware's Hairsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_bulbostylisi_79202

July    Highlands County    FL

Archbold Biological Station

Spikelets in a dense solitary terminal cluster, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Bulbostylis warei, Ware's Hairsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_bulbostylisi_79202b

July    Highlands County    FL

Archbold Biological Station

Spikelets sessile, the inflorescence thus a capitate cluster, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Bulbostylis warei, Ware's Hairsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_bulbostylisi_79207

July    Highlands County    FL

Archbold Biological Station

Leaves 1/2 length of culms; blades narrowly linear, 0.7-1mm wide, per Flora of North America.

image of Bulbostylis warei, Ware's Hairsedge

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbwarei_jasp

July    Jasper County    SC

image of Bulbostylis warei, Ware's Hairsedge

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbwarei_jasp2

July    Jasper County    SC

Inflorescence bracts widened abruptly at base, per Weakley's Flora (2015).