Schoenoplectus purshianus var. williamsii

(Fernald) S. G. Smith

Novon 12: 107. 2002.

Basionym: Scirpus purshianus var. williamsii Fernald Rhodora 3: 252. 1901
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 56. Mentioned on page 55.

Perianth bristles absent. 2n = 38.

Phenology: Fruiting summer to fall.
Habitat: Shores with relatively large water-level fluctuations
Elevation: 20–300 m


Schoenoplectus purshianus var. williamsii is known only from the type locality in Massachusetts, several counties in Michigan, one county in Indiana, and two counties in Wisconsin. In southwestern Michigan it is reportedly frequent on sandy shores of lakes with considerable water-level fluctuation spring to fall; the typical variety is infrequent in those habitats and often grows on shores with relatively uniform water levels (A. E. Schuyler 1972).

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Lower Taxa