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Fimbristylis Sedge

Fimbristylis SedgeFIMBRISTYLIS. (Fimbristylis) L

The Slender Fimbristylis (Fimbristylis Frankii), and a closely related species (Fimbristylis autumnalis), are small, grassy plants that bloom in midsummer and are usually found in moist soils.

The stems are low and slender (three to sixteen inches in height) with narrow leaves and very narrow greenish brown spikelets borne on the slender branches of the umbels.

There are no bristles surrounding the triangular whitish seed, and as the spikelets are not clustered, but are borne in loose terminal umbels, these sedges can hardly be mistaken for others that grow in similar locations.