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Fimbristylis caroliniana (Lamarck) Fernald. Carolina Fimbry. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Brackish or alkaline sands of marsh edges and dune swales, less typically in pine savannas or pine flatwoods. Dist: NJ south to s. FL and west and south to TX; ne. and e. Mexico (OAX, SLP, TAM, VER); West Indies.

ID notes:This species often grows in proximity to F. castanea, which, however, occupies the brackish marsh itself.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, Mex, Tat, Tx, Va, WH3, Kral (1971); < Fimbristylis caroliniana (Lam.) Fernald – G; > Fimbristylis harperi Britton ex Small – S; < Fimbristylis spadicea (L.) Vahl – RAB, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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