Fimbristylis autumnalis (L.) Roem. & Schult.

Slender Fimbry


CC = 5
CW = -3
MOC = 64

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Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Fimbristylis_autumnalis_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Fimbristylis_autumnalis_stem.jpg Flattened stem (culm).

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Leaves - No info yet.

Fimbristylis_autumnalis_ligule.jpg Arrow shows ligule.

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Inflorescence - No info yet.

Fimbristylis_autumnalis_bract.jpg Bract of inflorescence.

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Flowers - No info yet.

Fimbristylis_autumnalis_spikelets2.jpg Spikelets.

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Fimbristylis_autumnalis_spikelets.jpg Mature spikelets.

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Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Sandbars, gravel bars, mudflats, pond and lake margins, moist ditches, moist depressions of upland prairies and glades, sandy fields.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This annual species can be found mainly in the southern half of Missouri but can be found in a few counties north of the Missouri River also. The plant can be identified by its thin leaves, compressed culms, lanceolate spikelets, and trigonous fruits.
Fruits of this genus lack subtending bristles which are found in most other members of the family.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 9-7-05.