Scirpus atrovirens Willd.

Scirpus atrovirens plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Scirpus atrovirens baseBase of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Scirpus atrovirens sheathLeaf sheath.

Scirpus atrovirens cellsSeptations at the base of the leaf blade.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Scirpus atrovirens inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Scirpus atrovirens flowersMature flowers close-up.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Pond margins, sloughs, lakes, stream edges, ditches and wet depressions along roadsides and railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This common species can be found throughout much of Missouri but is less common in the extreme southeastern and northwestern portions of the state.
Many of the plants of this genus can be difficult to distinguish. The pedunculate, globose clusters of flowers of this species will at least get you in the ballpark for an identification.

Photographs taken near the Peck Ranch Wildlife Refuge, Carter County, MO., 6-13-03.