Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Indian Cupscale - Sacciolepis indica   (L.) Chase
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Author(L.) Chase
DistributionOnly a single collection is known: boggy meadow, 1.8 miles NW of Garland on NC 411, 12 Oct 1957, Ahles 36795 (# herbaria).

Native of India; in N.A. on the Coastal Plain from NC to southern FL and TX.
AbundanceVery rare. Still extant in NC?
Habitat"Boggy meadow."
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting September-October.
IdentificationThe NC plants have most leaves near the base, and long culms far exceeding them and up to 15 inches tall. The culms are topped with a tight, ovoid to cylindrical head less than an inch long (but elsewhere reportedly reach 4 inches long). Spikelets grow from very short stalks and have only 2 florets. The plant is an annual. It does not at all resemble our native species S. striata.
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