Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3928

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in brackish marshes and dune swales, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-07-002:
Fimbristylis spadicea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Fimbry