Fimbristylis miliacea

Common Name: Grass-like fimbry Family: Cyperaceae Habit: A tufted, erect sedge that can grow as an annual or perennial. Stem: Culms slender, 40-60 cm tall, four or five angled and often somewhat flattened. Leaves: 1.5-2.5 mm wide, up to 40 cm long, basal leaves half as long as culm, linear, threadlike and stiff, two-ranked, with sheaths. Flowers: Inflorescence a rather lax and diffuse compound umbel, 6-10 cm long, spikelets globose or ovate, 2.5-4 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, round or acute at apex, reddish brown. Fruits: Achenes are obovoid, trigonous, biconvex, apiculate; 0.6 to 1 mm long, 0.75 mm wide and pale ivory to brown and are covered with a network of very fine crosswise lines.

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