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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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)
Stenophyllus barbatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Old World Hairsedge, Water-grass


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image of Bulbostylis barbata, Old World Hairsedge, Water-grass

Keith Bradley    kab_b_barbata_04525

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Inflorescence bracts few & inconspicuous, none (1?) exceeding spikelet cluster, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Bulbostylis barbata, Old World Hairsedge, Water-grass

Keith Bradley    kab_b_barbata_05200

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikelets sessile, the inflorescence thus a capitate cluster, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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)
Stenophyllus barbatus

 

Find by scientific name:

3916

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare in Mtns & NC Piedmont)(uncommon elsewhere)

Look for it in sandy fields, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales reddish-purple with green keel
Spikelets sessile
Bisexual
Superior ovary

Spikelets in a dense solitary terminal cluster

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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