Bulbostylis capillaris (L.) Kunth. ex C.B. Clarke

Bulbostylis capillaris plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Bulbostylis capillaris inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Bulbostylis capillaris spike

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Glades, thin soils on prairies, rocky openings of forests, sandy areas. On acid soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found mainly in the southern half of Missouri and is also found in a few counties north of the Missouri river. The plant is quite small and can flower when only a few centimeters tall. A full-grown plant can be seen below:

Bulbostylis capillaris plant

B. capillaris is an easy species to ID in the field because of its habitat and small size.

Photographs taken on Stegal Mountain, MO., 6-12-03.