Schoenoplectiella purshiana (Fernald) K. Lye var. purshiana

Locations ofSchoenoplectiella purshiana (Fernald) K. Lye var. purshiana in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Schoenoplectiella purshiana (Fernald) K. Lye var. purshiana
Common Name
Blunt-scale Bulrush, Weak-stalk Bulrush
Schoenoplectus purshianus (Fernald) Strong var. purshianus; Scirpus purshianus Fern.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Schoenoplectiella purshiana (Fernald) K. Lye
Recent studies have demonstrated that taxa of this genus are morphologically, genetically, and phylogenetically distinct from Schoenoplectus and warrant generic status. Var. williamsii is a more northern segregate that differs from var. purshiana in the absence of perianth bristles (Shiels and Monfils 2012, Novon 22: 87-90).
Fens, depression ponds, tidal shores, sandy and gravelly river shores and bars, wet meadows, ditches, impoundments, and other open, disturbed wetlands. Locally frequent in the Piedmont; infrequent in the mountains; rare in the Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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