Scleria ciliata Michx. - Nut Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Leaves - No info yet.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
Flowering - June - October.
Habitat - Glades, upland prairies, savannas, dry open woods.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This hairy species can be found in the Ozark Region of Missouri. It typically grows in acid soils. The plant is pubescent throughout and some authors try to separate the species into several varieties based on this pubescence. I won't go into those here. Another species, S. pauciflora Muhl., is very similar and the two may not be different taxonomically.
Arrow shows one of the tubercles (two can be seen in this pic).
Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-17-03, and at Fort Benning, GA., 7-3-05.