smooth sawgrass

(Cladium mariscoides)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

 

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NNR - Unranked

S3 - Vulnerable

Minnesota

Special Concern

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

Rare

Habitat

Wet. Fens, lake shores. Full sun.

Flowering

Mid-June to mid-August

     
Height

12 to 40

     

Identification

The leaves are very narrow, 1 32 to wide. The upper portion is folded inward and round in cross section. The lower portion is flat. The inflorescence is a terminal umbel and one or two unbels from leaf axils. The panicles are twice branched but not three times branched. The flowering spikelets are in groups of 3 to 5 and are reddish or reddish-brown.

 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Cyperaceae (sedge)

 

Subfamily:

Cyperoideae

 

Tribe:

Schoeneae

 
Synonyms

Mariscus mariscoides

 
Common
Names

smooth saw-grass

smooth sawgrass

twig-rush

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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