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Bulbostylis ciliatifolia

Bulbostylis ciliatifolia (Elliott) Fernald

Capillary Hairsedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Spikelets reddish brown to dark brown.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bulbostylis ciliatifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bulbostylis ciliatifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bulbostylis ciliatifolia


Record Modified: 2022-10-05
Research By: SET

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