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Densetuft hairsedge
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia
Cyperaceae


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.
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.


 


Shirley Denton