Scleria ciliata Michx. - Nut Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Stem cross section.
Bract of inflorescence.
Arrow shows tubercle of fruit.
Flowering - May - August.
Habitat - Sandhills, pine savannahs, seepage bogs, pond margins.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found in the most southern counties of Alabama where pine savannah and sandhill habitats occur. The plant can be identified by its habitat, rhizomes, pubescent stems, and textured fruits. The fruits bear 3 to 6 tubercles at the base.
Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-17-03, and at Fort Benning, GA., 7-3-05.