Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Hugh H. Iltis
Family Cyperaceae
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla
chair-maker's rush, common three-square bulrush
Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted" schoenos for "rush or reed"
pungens: spiny, sharp-pointed
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, to 5' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge; stems triangular; firm rhizomes
Flower: inflorescence tight clustered spikelet from side of bract at stem top, spikelet of sharp-pointed red-brown scales
Fruit:nutlet, with 2 bristles, stubby beak
Leaf:merely short sheaths at stem base
Habitat: wet; marshes shores in water 2'-3' deep

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Schoenoplectus list Google- Images or Text
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. badius (J.Presl & K.Presl) S.G.Sm.
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. longispicatus (Britton) S.G.Sm.
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens
Scirpus americanus of Amer. authors, not Pers.
Scirpus americanus Pers. var. longispicatus Britton
Scirpus americanus Pers. var. monophyllus (J.Presl & C.Presl) T.Koyama
Scirpus chilensis Nees & Meyen ex Kunth
Scirpus monophyllus J.Presl & C.Presl
Scirpus pungens Vahl
Scirpus pungens Vahl subsp. monophyllus (J.Presl & C.Presl) Roy L.Taylor & MacBryde
Scirpus pungens Vahl var. longispicatus (Britton) Roy L.Taylor & MacBryde

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