Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


422

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, shores, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Cyperus esculentus var. sativus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-019:
Cyperus esculentus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus esculentus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus lutescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Nutgrass, Wild Chufa, Earth-almond


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image of Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus, Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Nutgrass, Wild Chufa, Earth-almond

Keith Bradley    kab_c_esculentus_78395

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Inflorescence terminal. One floret in axil of each scale; scales two-ranked, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus, Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Nutgrass, Wild Chufa, Earth-almond

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_esculentus_leptosta

July    Iredell County    NC

Leaf blades 2-10mm wide. Bracts 3-7, 2-10mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.