Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4364

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Look for it in drawdown zones of natural depression ponds or exposed banks of blackwater rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Fimbristylis perpusilla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fimbristylis perpusilla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Harper's Fimbry


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image of Fimbristylis perpusilla, Harper's Fimbry

Keith Bradley    kab_5502

August    Marlboro County    SC

Plants diminuitive; leaf blades < 1mm wide; inflorescence bracts 1-2 cm long, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Fimbristylis perpusilla, Harper's Fimbry

Keith Bradley    kab_5518

August    Marlboro County    SC

Typically occurs on banks exposed in summer by falling water levels, per Weakley's Flora (2020).