Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3916

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare in Mtns & NC Piedmont)(uncommon elsewhere)

Look for it in sandy fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales reddish-purple with green keel
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-06-005:
Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Stenophyllus barbatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Old World Hairsedge


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picture of Bulbostylis barbata, image of Bulbostylis barbata

Keith Bradley    kab_b_barbata_04525

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

picture of Bulbostylis barbata, image of Bulbostylis barbata

Keith Bradley    kab_b_barbata_05200

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Inflorescence bracts few & inconspicuous, none (1?) exceeding spikelet cluster, per Weakley's Flora.