Fimbristylis puberula

vahl's hairy fimbry, hairy fimbry
Family

Cyperaceae

Leaf Arrangement

alternate

Leaf Margin

entire

Leaf Type

simple

Leaf Shape

linear

Growth Form

graminoid, emergent aquatic, aquatic

Flower Color

inconspicuous

Flower Month

July - September

Height (meters)

0.2 - 1.0

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

perennial

Growing Season

Warm season


Wetland Class

OBL

Prairie Coefficient of Conservatism

4

Field Characters

Perennial with persistent leaf bases. The leaf blades are involute, 1.7-2 mm wide, and the achenes have cells arranged in longitudinal lines. Similar to E. tomentosa, which is an annual with shorter, flat leaf blades to 1 mm wide and achenes that have cells in horizontal rows.

Natural History

Grows in sand, sandy peat or clay soils of savannahs, pinelands, grass-sedge bogs, meadows and prairies.

Habitat

Sands, sandy peats or clays of savannahs, open pinelands, upper edges of grass-sedge bogs, meadows and prairies.