Scleria minor
slender nutrush

Scleria minor
Scleria minor

Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht
Botanical name: Scleria minor
Common name: slender nutrush
Group: monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Growth type: graminoid
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Flowering time: Fruits late June to late August.
Habitat: wet sandy or peaty soils in pinelands and savannas
Range in New Jersey: restricted to the swamps of the Pine barrens and locally in the Cape May District and in Long Island.
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: For more information on Scleria minor,  see Eflora