Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens

Locations ofSchoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens
Common Name
Common Threesquare, Chairmaker's Rush
Scirpus pungens Vahl; Scirpus americanus Pers. (misapplied)
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens
Three varieties are sometimes recognized; only var. pungens occurs in Virginia.
Freshwater to oligohaline tidal marshes, high-energy intertidal shores, tidal swamps, interdune swales and ponds, calcareous fens and spring marshes, wet meadows, and rocky or gravelly river shores and bars; also in rare montane (Ridge and Valley) salt marshes developed in seasonally flooded basins over Mississipian-age salt deposits at Saltville, Smyth County. Frequent to locally common in the maritime and estuarine zones of the Coastal Plain; infrequent but widely distributed elsewhere.
Native Status

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