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Genus: Scirpus


Do not confuse the anther filaments with the perianth bristles. The perianth bristles usually have downward-pointing teeth, are twisted and tangled, or both. These features help to separate the bristles from the filaments, which may stay on the fruits for a long time. Plants with unusually long spikelets may be hybrids. References: Schuyler (1967), Whittemore and Schuyler (2002).


Cyperaceae (sedge family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key