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Marsh fimbry
Fimbristylis spadicea
Cyperaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium sedge with long, very narrow leaves.
Dimensions:
About 1-2 feet in height, to 3 feet when in flower. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and southern United States west to Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Habitats:
Marshes, mostly along the coast.
Soils:
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated brackish, or occassionally freshwater, soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Brown inflorescence.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy inflorescence.
Flowering Season:
Spring-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.


 


Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton