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Scleria elliottii Chapman. Broad-leaved Hairy Nutrush. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pine-oak woodlands, meadows, bogs, and clay-based Carolina bays, typically on loamy sands. Dist: VA south to FL, west to TX, MO, OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The descriptions of S. elliottii in S and of S. ciliata Michaux var. elliottii (Chapman) Fernald in F do not include the entity here treated as S. bellii.

Synonymy: = S, Va; = Scleria ciliata Michx. var. elliottii (Chapm.) Fernald – ETx1, F, FNA23, GrPl, WI, Fairey (1967), LeBlond, Tessel, & Poindexter (2015); < Scleria ciliata Michx. – C, G, GW1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, RAB, Tx, W, WH3; < Scleria ciliata Michx. var. ciliata – K1

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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