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*Bulbostylis barbata (Rottbøll) C.B. Clarke. Old World Hairsedge, Watergrass. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Sandy fields, other disturbed areas. Dist: Native of the Old World tropics.

ID notes:Bulbostylis barbata may grow to 3 dm tall, but usually only half that. Multiple filiform (very slender) stems grow from one spot, along with short filiform leaves. A single, brown, starburst-like head terminates each stem.

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Synonymy: = ETx1, FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, W, WH3, Kral (1971); = n/a – C; = Stenophyllus barbatus (Rottb.) Britton – S; > Stenophyllus floridanus Britton – S13

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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