Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4464

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on thin soils on rock outcrops, especially granite domes and granite flatrocks (but also on mafic rocks, such as diabase), sandy soils, fields, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales brown or purple
Spikelets sessile or pedicellate
Bisexual
Superior ovary
Spikelets solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-06-001:
Bulbostylis capillaris   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Stenophyllus capillaris

 

COMMON NAME:
Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge


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image of Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris, Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stca17_001_lvd