Umbrella sedge is a rhizomatous perennial grass with flat to v-shaped grasslike leaves. The flowers occur in spherical spikelets comprised of several floral scales. Several spikelets, each on its own stem, explode from the top of the main stem to create a firework effect.
Blooms: May – Sept
- typically found in wetland or riparian areas
- vernal pools
- can occur in many different habitats that are moist and occasionally in non-wetlands
- moist places below 3,000 feet
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Calflora, Jepson Manual, Flora of North America Online