Cespitose, very slender, 5-10 dm; lvs 1-2 mm wide; cymes 2-4, freely branched, corymbiform, the terminal one 1-3 cm wide, the lateral smaller, on exsert peduncles;
spikelets mostly pediceled, narrowly ovoid, 3-4 mm, castaneous, with 3-6 fls and 1-5 frs; bristles 6, antrorsely barbellate, to 1 mm; achenes castaneous, very flat, obovate, 1.3-1.6 נ1-1.2 mm, with ca 12 closely spaced transverse ridges; tubercle depressed-triangular, 0.3-0.4 mm. Wet sandy or peaty soil on the coastal plain; e. Mass. to Ga.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.