Botanical name: Fimbristylis bisumbellata Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Synonyms: Fimbristylis pallescens, Iria bisumbellata, Scirpus bisumbellatus
Double-Umbel Fimbry is an annual herb with culms densely clumped, 4-20 cm tall, slender, flatly 3-angled, smooth, with few leaves at base. Leaves shorter than culm; sheath yellowish green with rust-colored flecks, short, white hairy; leaf blade 0.7-1.5 mm wide, flat, margin apically fringed with hairs. Involucral bracts are 2-5, leaflike, nearly erect, basal 1 or 2 equaling or longer than inflorescence. Inflorescence is a compound or decompound umbel, lax; rays 4-10, to 4 cm, slender. Spikelets are solitary, oblong-ovoid, ovoid, or oblong, 2-7 × 1-1.8 mm, 10-20-flowered, tip pointed. Glumes spirally overlapping, brown, broadly ovate, 1.2-2 mm, membranous, 3-veined forming an lower green keel. Double-Umbel Fimbry is found in S. Europe, Africa, S. Asia and Australia. It is found in the Himalayas, along rivers, streams, sandy or marshy places, wet places on slopes, at altitudes of 100-1500 m. It is also found in Western Ghats. Flowering: July-October.
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