HURRICANEGRASS (Fimbristylis cymosa)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: HURRICANEGRASS (Fimbristylis cymosa)

syn. F. spathacea; Not a grass but a sedge (CYPERACEAE); Also called fringe rush and yet, it isn’t a rush.

The smoothness of the stalk that holds the flower had me researching this as a rush. A check of the leaves reveals the characteristic edge feel in the rhyme “sedges have edges…”.

Food for ducks and geese.

Learn: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/165

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