|Tall nut rush|
Photo by Ryan P. O'Connor
Tall nut-rush (1 m) of sandy prairies and wetland margins; stem triangular; inflorescence with several spikelets; achenes bony-white and globose with a smooth surface.
Status and Rank
- State Status: SC
- State Rank: S3
- Global Rank: G5
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Tall nut-rush is found in dry or moist, open to shaded sandy ground, in prairies, and in borders of marshes.
Natural Community Types
- Coastal plain marsh
- Lakeplain wet prairie
- Lakeplain wet-mesic prairie
- Wet-mesic sand prairie
- Mesic sand prairie
- Intermittent wetland
- Oak-pine barrens
- Wet-mesic prairie
Tall beak-rush, pale spiked lobelia, cordgrass, bluejoint grass, twig-rush, sedges, bushy aster, black-fruited spike-rush, umbrella-grass, northern clubmoss, panic grass, cross-leaved milkwort, bald rush, tooth-cup, netted nut-rush, hyssop hedge nettle, marsh St John's-wort, pipewort, autumn sedge, meadow beauty, red maple, black gum, pin oak, black chokecherry, dogwoods, buttonbush, rush, sedges, shrubby cinquefoil, swamp milkweed, big bluestem, Indian grass, Sullivant's milkweed, purple milkweed, swamp thistle, marsh blazing star, whorled loosestrife, grass-of-Parnassus, smooth hedge nettle, swamp rose, Missouri ironweed, joe-pye weed, common bone set, spike-rush, little bluestem, bee-balm, butterfly milkweed, and Riddell's goldenrod.
This species requires conservation of habitat and protection of the hydrology, including maintenance of cyclical drawdown regime and water table. Maintain moist, open habitat. It is also vulnerable to ORV impacts and dredging and filling activities.
General Survey Guidelines
Random meander search covers areas that appear likely to have rare taxa, based on habitat and the judgement of the investigator.
- Meander search
Survey Period: From first week of June to fourth week of August
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