Scleria pauciflora

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Common names: fewflower nutrush [1]

Scleria pauciflora
Scleria pauciflora SEF.jpg
Photo by John Gwaltney hosted at Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Scleria
Species: S. pauciflora
Binomial name
Scleria pauciflora
Muhl. ex Willd.
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Natural range of Scleria pauciflora from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: S. ciliata

Variety: S. paciflora var. caroliniana

Description

S. pauciflora is a perennial graminoid of the Cyperaceae family that is native to North America. [1]

Distribution

S. pauciflora is found in the majority of the western United States; Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee. Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as Ontario, Canada. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

S. pauciflora is found in habitats such as wet and dry pine flatwoods, pine savannas, and depression meadows. [2] Specimens have been taken from boggy riverbanks, slashpine woods, pine flatwoods, disturbed pine scrub, open old field, oak-pine woods, longleaf pine savanna, roadside ditches, and wet rocky soils. [3]

Conservation and Management

S. pauciflora is classified as endangered in Massachusetts and Michigan. It is considered threatened in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: R.F Thorne, R.A. Davidson, Loran C. Anderson, R.K. Godfrey, William Reese, Paul Redfearn, John Nelson, Robert Kral, Mabel Kral, A.H. Curtiss, J. N. Triplett, Steve L. Orzell, Edwin Bridges, Wilson Baker, Ann Johnson, J. E. Fairey, Windler Keenan-Lombardo, Norlan Henderson, A.E. Radford, john W. Thieret, Sidney McDaniel, Randy Haynes, D. Windler, R. Stastny, D.S. Correll, Helen B. Correll, Craig A. Hanson. States and counties: Florida (Liberty,, Franklin, Putnam, Calhoun, Gulf, Dixie, Hernando, Duval, Taylor, Washington, Wakulla, Jefferson, Leon, Jackson) Georgia (Thomas, Tattnall) Maryland (Baltimore) Missouri (Hickory) North Carolina (Lee) Louisiana (Washington) Texas (Van Zandt)