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10b. Scleria ciliata Michaux var. elliottii (Chapman) Fernald, Rhodora. 39: 392. 1937.

Scleria elliottii Chapman, Fl. South. U.S., 531. 1860

Culms stout, pubescent or ciliate. Leaves 3.5–7 mm wide, pubescent or ciliate. Bracts densely ciliate. Scales pubescent; pistillate scales usually with conspicuous midrib projecting as keel toward base. Tubercles usually strongly 2-lobed. Achenes 2.6–3.6 × 2–2.6 mm

Fruiting spring–fall. Wet to dry sandy soil of thickets, pinelands, and disturbed areas; 0–300 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va.; West Indies (Cuba).

Scleria ciliata var. elliottii is practically restricted to the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains.


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