Scleria muehlenbergii

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusScleria
Species:Scleria muehlenbergii Steud.
Common NameMuehlenbergs Nutrush
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[SH] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Scleria bracteata var. angusta Scleria bracteata var. angusta Griseb.
Scleria debilis Scleria debilis C.Wright
Scleria dictyocarpa Scleria dictyocarpa C.Wright ex Griseb.
Scleria reticularis var. pubescens Scleria reticularis var. pubescens Britton
Scleria setacea Scleria setacea Poir.
Scleria stereorrhiza Scleria stereorrhiza C.Wright ex C.B.Clarke
Scleria stereorrhiza var. major Scleria stereorrhiza var. major C.B.Clarke
Scleria stevensiana Scleria stevensiana Britton
Scleria torreyana Scleria torreyana

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bledsoe (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2004 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0045646 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045647 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045648 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045645 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045642 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045640 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045644 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045643 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
APSC0112379 Warren Tennessee 13 Sep 2019 Claire Ciafre
APSC
Scleria muehlenbergii
APSC0116796 Warren Tennessee 12 Oct 2019 Claire Ciafre
APSC
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0245329 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045641 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0045649 White Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
APSC0112373 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Scleria muehlenbergii
APSC0072082 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Scleria muehlenbergii
TENN-V-0245323 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Scleria muehlenbergii
UOS07092 Warren Tennessee 18 Sep 2004 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Scleria muehlenbergii
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Plant Photos

Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Dwayne Estes
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell
Scleria muehlenbergii - Theo Witsell