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Cyperus granitophilus McVaugh. Granite Flatsedge. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Granitic flatrocks, rarely on diabase flatrocks of the Piedmont, Altamaha Grit glades of the Coastal Plain, and sandstone outcrops of the Cumberland Plateau. Dist: Sc. VA south to ec. AL in the Piedmont; disjunct in se. and c. TN on sandstone and limestone and in sc. GA on Altamaha Grit; disjunct in c. TX and s. OK (O'Kennon & Taylor 2015). Plants reported as C. granitophilus by O'Kennon & Taylor (2015) are more closely related to C. squarrosus and are better treated as C. squarrosus var. runyonii (Lowe & Carter 2023).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA23, GW1, K1, K4, Va, Lowe & Carter (2023); = n/a – C; < Cyperus aristatus Rottb. – G, RAB, W; < Cyperus inflexus Muhl. – F, S; < Cyperus squarrosus L., misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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