Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
The genus Schoenoplectus has been split from Scirpus and includes plants with sessile spikelets, or with spikelets with a few branches (vs. open, widely branching inflorescences). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Giant Bulrush, Southern Bulrush, Tule, California Bulrush