Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4466

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in savannas, bogs, seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, mostly 3-ranked, culms leafy ?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Not rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Rhynchospora gracilenta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora gracilenta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae) of South Carolina and the Eastern United States (McMillan, 2007)
Rhynchospora gracilenta

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-13-022:
Rhynchospora gracilenta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Beaksedge


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image of Rhynchospora gracilenta, Slender Beaksedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhgr_001_lvd