Scleria nitida Willdenow. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Dry sandy or rocky soil of pine/scrub oak woodlands, ridgetop forests at lower elevations in the Mountains such as pine/oak heaths, and heath balds. Dist: MA, VA, and KY south to FL, west to LA and MO (also see note under S. triglomerata); reported from LA, but documentation not located. Although widespread at least historically in the Carolinas, it does not appear to be common anywhere.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = F; < Scleria nitida Willd. – G; < Scleria triglomerata Michx. – C, FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NE, RAB, S, W, WH3, Fairey (1967)