Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Scheuchzeria palustris L. image
Photographer: Scott A. Milburn           

Botanical Illustration

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Derek Anderson

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Kurt Stüber

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Scheuchzeriaceae
Scheuchzeria palustris L.
arrow-grass, pod-grass
Scheuchzeria: for early 18th century Swiss botanists, Johann and Johann Jacob Scheuchzer
palustris: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb; stems nodes with many long hairs
Flower: yellow to green, 6-parted; inflorescence a 1"-4" tall a terminal cluster of stalked flowers (raceme); blooms May-June
Leaf:alternate, with a prominent ligule, obvious pore on the inside of the tip, dilated sheath; grass-like blade 2"-12" long
Habitat: moist; cold bogs; in sphagnum soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Scheuchzeria americana (Fernald) G.N.Jones
Scheuchzeria palustris L. subsp. americana (Fernald) Hultén
Scheuchzeria palustris L. var. americana Fernald

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