May - August
0.3 - 0.8
The spikes are quite long in this species. The upper part of the leaves are rolled inward, while the leaf bases are straw colored and splotched with red, feeling spongy when fresh. The plants have a distinctive aromatic quality, and the leaves and bracts are sticky (viscid) to the touch. The floral scales are golden yellow.
Found infrequently in clay ditches and ponds along the coast of Louisiana and Texas.
Clay ditches and ponds.