Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) A.Löve & D.Löve var. acutus
Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted"
schoenos for "rush or reed"
acutus: with a sharp but not a tapering point
|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|