Fimbristylis hawaiiensis

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Other: Grasslike Sedge.
Fruit: Other: Dry seed spikes.
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Endangered

Young green plant after rain.

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Posted by Metrosideros (Puna, HI - Zone 10b) on Feb 27, 2015 6:37 AM

Rare Sedge that occurs on young (geologically) lava flows, in dry areas.

This plant can be found from HVNP to Keahole Airport, on Hawai'i Island.

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