Fimbristylis autumnalis slender fimbry Cyperaceae FIAU; R;


Fimbristylis autumnalis.Maine Natural Areas Program. (Accessed 5/2014).

Fimbristylis autumnalis is an annual sedge, tufted, to 20 cm tall, stems flattened, often rough-edged. 

Leaves to 0.4 cm wide, shorter than inflorescence, ligule of short hairs; inflorescence bracts sheathless, mostly shorter than flowering stems. 

Flower spikelets 0.3-0.7 cm long, brown, in loose, branched, umbrella-shaped clusters, scales keeled, bristle-tipped, achene 0.1 cm long 3-sided. 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist to wet soil, often in disturbed habitats, sandy soil.