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Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata

Bulbostylis ciliatifolia (Elliott) Fernald var. coarctata (Elliott) Kral

Capillary Hair Sedge, Capillary Hairsedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Bulbostylis coarctata, Scirpus coarctatus, Stenophyllus carteri, Stenophyllus coarctatus


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: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Mostly dry sandy places, sandhills, sandy waste areas, dry oak pine woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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