Scleria triglomerata Michx.

  • 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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  • Scientific Name

    Scleria triglomerata Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Culms to 1 m, from hard, knotty rhizomes; main blades 4–8 mm wide, often hairy, abruptly attenuate; cymes 1–3, the lower pedunculate; bracts foliaceous, the lowest erect, 5–15 cm; staminate scales lanceolate, acuminate; anthers 2.5–4 mm; pistillate scales ovate, the midrib prolonged into a short awn; achenes white, rarely drab or gray, 2.5–3.5 mm, apiculate, the body as long as or a little longer than thick, blunt or apiculate; hypogynium white, papillose-crustaceous. Moist or dry sandy soil and pine-barrens; Mass. to Wis., s. to Fla., Tex., Puerto Rico, and Mex. (S. flaccida; S. nitida)

  • Common Names