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

Densetuft Hairsedge

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

Bulbostylis capillaris plant

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