Fuirena pumila (Torrey) Sprengel

Distribution: Canada to Southern U.S.

Habitat: Open, sandy, moist, disturbed sites

Florida status: Native, frequent

Recognition: Our only Fuirena not rhizomatous.

Key to similar species

1. Spikelet 5-10 (12) mm long. Perianth blade aristate. Perianth bristles exceeding the achene height. Anther usually < 0.7 mm...Fuirena pumila

1. Spikelet 10-20 mm. Perianth blade acuminate to aristate. Perianth bristles 3/4 the length of the achene. Anther 1 mm...Fuirena squarrosa