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Densetuft hairsedge
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia
Cyperaceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes: Not uncommon in scrub and scrubby flatwoods and dry disturbed sites; less common in more mesic pinelands.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small annual or short-lived perennial herb with fine-textured leaves.

Dimensions: Typically 3-12 inches in height. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Range: Eastern and southeastern United States west to Texas and Oklahoma and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Scrub, pinelands and open, disturbed sites.

Soils: Dry to moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Brownish inflorescence.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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