OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Scleria ciliata var. elliottii   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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Scleria ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Scleria elliottii

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-15-005?:
Scleria ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Scleria ciliata var. elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scleria elliottii

 

COMMON NAME:
Broad-leaved Hairy Nutrush, Elliott's Nutrush


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image of Scleria ciliata var. elliottii, Broad-leaved Hairy Nutrush, Elliott's Nutrush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsciliataelliottii_poe

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Culms stout, pubescent or ciliate. Lvs 3.5-7 mm wide. Bracts densely ciliate, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Scleria ciliata var. elliottii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Scleria elliottii

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-15-005?:
Scleria ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Scleria ciliata var. elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scleria elliottii

 

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2337

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pine-oak woodlands, meadows, bogs, and clay-based Carolina bays, typically on loamy sands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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