Scleria verticillata 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 verticillata Willd.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual; very slender, 2–6 dm, often tufted; sheaths usually long- villous; main blades 1 mm wide; infl of 2–8 short, capitate cymes each 2–4 mm, sessile, subtended by inconspicuous bracts 4–7 mm, forming an erect interrupted spike; anthers 1 mm; scales glabrous, lanceolate, keeled; achene white, subglobose, 1 mm thick, conspicuously apiculate, verrucose or transversely ridged, constricted below to a short smooth hypogynium. Wet sandy soil; widespread in trop. Amer., n. to Conn. and Minn.