Alternate Names: Umbrella grass, Star-rush, Ghost-grass
Family: (Cyperaceae) Sedge
Habitat: Wet ditches and fields
Height: 2-3 ft.
Bloom Period: April - August
Description: Perennial. Grass-like leaves. Very attractive sedge for wet areas. White-topped sedge used to be common on the peninsula. The masses of flower-like bracts sparkled in marshlands. White-topped Sedge was a victim of Hurricane Ike and has disappeared from the peninsula. We eagerly await its return! Please report any sightings to us.
Propagation Tips: Plants spread to form colonies. May be transplanted with care.