OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-07-002:
Fimbristylis spadicea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Fimbristylis spadicea

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Fimbry


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image of Fimbristylis castanea, Marsh Fimbry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_fica4_001_lvd

        

image of Fimbristylis castanea, Marsh Fimbry

Keith Bradley    kab_f_castanea_1307

May    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

Plant cespitose, lacking rhizomes; lf bases leathery, dark brown, deeply set, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-07-002:
Fimbristylis spadicea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Fimbristylis spadicea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3928

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Brackish marshes and dune swales, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets chestnut brown to dull brown
Bisexual
2-3 stamens

Inflorescence a terminal anthela

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous brown
Achene

 

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