Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) A.Löve & D.Löve var. acutus image
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Kurt Stüber
Family Cyperaceae
Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) A.Löve & D.Löve var. acutus
hard-stem bulrush
Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted" schoenos for "rush or reed"
acutus: with a sharp but not a tapering point
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3-10' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge; stems sturdy, firm, olive colored, cylindrical, filled with many small chambers; shallow rhizomes
Flower: inflorescence oval, stalked spikelets at side of floral bract at top of stem, spikelets in spirals are gray-brown with red flecks, fringed edge
Fruit:nutlets from under scales
Leaf:mostly sheaths or short blades at stem base
Habitat: wet; marshes, in water usually less than 40" deep; in firm substrate soil
Notes: likes water movement in root area
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Schoenoplectus lacustris (L.) Palla subsp. acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) A.Löve & D.Löve
Scirpus acutus Muhl. ex Bigelow
Scirpus lacustris L., pro parte

         
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