Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Read more about Old World Hairsedge at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23 (2002)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-06-005:
Bulbostylis barbata FAMILY Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Old World Hairsedge, Water-grass
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Keith Bradley kab_b_barbata_04525
July Miami-Dade County FL
Inflorescence bracts few & inconspicuous, none (1?) exceeding spikelet cluster, per Weakley's Flora.
Keith Bradley kab_b_barbata_05200
August Miami-Dade County FL
Spikelets sessile, the inflorescence thus a capitate cluster, per Weakley's Flora.
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Habitat: Sandy fields, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: Old World tropics
Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains & NC Piedmont)(uncommon elsewhere)
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Scales reddish-purple with green keel
Spikelets in a dense solitary terminal cluster
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