• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Scales spirally imbricate, deep brown, forming a lanceolate to ovoid spikelet; perianth none; uppermost fl of each spikelet perfect, with 2 stamens, a terete ovary, and 2–3 stigmas; middle fls staminate or abortive; lowest scale of each spikelet empty; achene ovoid, terete, dull, pointed but not tuberculate; infl compound, cymosely branched, bearing spikelets in small terminal capitate clusters. 50+, widespread.