Scleria pauciflora Willd.

  • Authority

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

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Scleria pauciflora Willd.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect from knotty rhizomes, 2–5 dm; lvs attenuate, 1–3 mm wide, glabrous to strongly hairy; cyme usually solitary and sessile, subtended by a foliaceous bract 2–5 cm; a lower, short-peduncled cyme sometimes also present; anthers 2–2.5 mm; scales ovate, acuminate to aristate; achene white, subglobose, 1–2(–2.5) mm, roughly verrucose, minutely apiculate; hypogynium with 6 rounded tubercles. Damp or dry, sandy or sterile soil; N.H. to Mich., and Mo., s. to Fla., Tex., W.I., and Mex. Perhaps better subordinated to S. ciliata.

  • Common Names