Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Fimbristylis puberula (Michx.) Vahl var. puberula image
Photographer: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources           

Robert H. Read
Family Cyperaceae
Fimbristylis puberula (Michx.) Vahl var. puberula
chestnut sedge, hairy fimbristylis, hairy fimbry
Fimbristylis: fimbria for "fringe" and stylus for "style," which is fringed with hairs in genuine species
puberula: with tiny hairs
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Status: Endangered
Plant: perennial sedge; stems base of culm (grass stem) NOT swollen

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Flora of North America (off site)
Fimbristylis anomala Boeck.
Fimbristylis castanea (Michx.) Vahl var. puberula (Michx.) Britton
Fimbristylis drummondii (Torr. & Hook.) Boeck.
Fimbristylis multistriata Boeck.
Fimbristylis puberula (Michx.) Vahl var. drummondii (Torr. & Hook.) D.B.Ward
Fimbristylis spadicea (L.) Vahl var. puberula (Michx.) Chapm.
Isolepis drummondii Torr. & Hook.
Scirpus puberulus Michx.

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