Common Name: SCHEUCHZERIA FAMILY
Habit: 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.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 1 sp.: western and eastern North America, Eurasia.
eFlora Treatment Author: C. Barre Hellquist
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.