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Fimbristylis castanea (Marsh fimbry)
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Fimbristylis castanea

Fimbristylis castanea (Michx.) Vahl

Marsh Fimbry, Saltmarsh Fimbristylis

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Scirpus castaneus

USDA Symbol: FICA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

10 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: To about 5 feet in height.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , PA , SC , 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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1092 Collected 2007-09-07 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-10-13
Research By: JAM

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