Mauʻu ‘aki ‘aki (Fimbristylis cymosa, Botton Sedge)

Fimbristylis is a native sedge growing in dense clusters of stiff curved blades. It is common on the runway and has been out planted in other open areas.

Fimbristylis seedlings are very small and it is difficult to find them at the cotyledon stage. Early leaves are both curled and curved, like later leaves, with additional leaves growing out in a rosette pattern.  Leaf shape and growth pattern at this age is similar to Eragrostis paupera.

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