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11b. Scleria pauciflora Muhlenberg ex Willdenow var. caroliniana Alph. Wood, Amer. Bot. Fl. ed. 2. 368. 1871.

Scleria pauciflora var. kansana Fernald

Plants 20–40 cm, copiously villous-ciliate with spreading hairs 0.5–1 mm on culms, leaves, and bracts.

Fruiting summer–fall. Dry to mostly wet pinelands, savannas, mesic woods, meadows, bogs, and prairies; 0–500 m; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Md., Mass., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Va.; Mexico.

The illegitimate name Scleria caroliniana Willdenow has sometimes been used for this taxon. Scleria pauciflora var. caroliniana may be found in more disturbed sites than S. pauciflora var. pauciflora.


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