Forked Fimbry

Forked Fimbry Plant Information

Forked Fimbry grows in the following 10 states:

Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia

Fimbristylis dichotoma, the forked fimbry, is a tufted erect, annual or perennial plant, 10-80cm tall, with numerous long stems about 2mm in diameter, slightly three-angled, compressed below the inflorescence, node-less, smooth. The root system is fibrous, wiry, black. Short rhizomes. Leaves numerous, forming a dense tuft at the base of the stem, being at least half as long as the stem.

Fimbristylis dichotoma is widely distributed in Asia and Africa, as well as in other parts of the tropics.
Fimbristylis dichotoma grows well on wet or even flooded soil; it is also found in uplands where the soil has good water retention. It is also found in swamps, open waste places, grassy roadsides, Imperata cylindrica grasslands and some plantation crops.
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