NUTGRASS; NUTRUSH (Scleria spp. likely triglomerata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: NUTGRASS; NUTRUSH (Scleria spp. likely triglomerata)

One of the sedges. Seeds (nuts) eaten by birds including waterfowl.

Learn: http://floridagrasses.org/scleria.htm

From July 2012, the seeds are ripened:

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3 comments
    • Loret said:

      Yes, it is so important to use the scientific names for plants.

      I use the Institute for Systematic Botany’s “Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants” as the authority to determine scientific and common names, as well as nativity of the plants to the State of Florida.

      Of the 11 species of Scleria that are found in Florida according to the Atlas, 9 are native. Of the two non-natives, only the one you mentioned is considered an invasive and is listed as a class I invasive on the FLEPPC list.

      The species in the photos doesn’t have the attributes of the invasive.

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