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Scleria distans Poiret var. distans . Riverswamp Nutrush. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Moist sandy or peaty soil of pine savannas and flatwoods, boggy areas, and wet openings along roads. Dist: GA south to s. FL west to TX; West Indies; Mexico, Central and South America; Africa.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bauters, Larridon, & Goetghebeur (2019); < Scleria distans Poir. – ETx1, FNA23, K3, K4, Mex, WH3, WI; < Scleria hirtella Sw. – GW1, K1, S, S13, Fairey (1967), Kessler (1987), misapplied; ? Scleria nutans Kunth – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)
  • Great Plains: OBL (name change)

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
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