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Perennial herb, rhizomed, aquatic, generally emergent, on floating mats, or terrestrial. Stem: erect, generally simple, slender. Leaf: basal, cauline, alternate, simple; sheath generally open; ligule prominent; blade erect, linear, subcylindric, tip with a large pore. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, flower bracts leaf-like, pedicels elongating after flower. Flower: bisexual, radial; perianth parts 6, in 2 ± dissimilar whorls, free; stamens 6, in 2 whorls, fused to perianth, anthers opening outward by slits; pistils 3(6), ± united at base or not, free above, ovary superior, chamber 1, ovules 1–3, style stout , papillate or plumose. Fruit: follicles.
1 genus, 1 sp.: western and eastern North America, Eurasia. [Nienaber 2000 FNANM 22:41–42] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Previous taxon: Nolina parryi
Next taxon: Scheuchzeria
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Mar 4 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Scheuchzeriaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=253, accessed on Mar 4 2015
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