May - September
0.2 - 1.2
A tufted perennial, with culms quit leafy, reduced upward with the uppermost bractlike. The inflorescence is a terminal cyme with one to six lateral cymes,spiklets are cinnamon-brown. Erect when young but reclines as plants get older.
On some sites, it provides up to 3 percent of the annual cattle diet. The seeds are considered good quail food.
Found frequently in moist sandy soils throughout Louisiana and east Texas, but is less frequent in southeast Texas. It is most abundant on moist, poorly drained pine flatwood sites but is also found on drier sites, often associated with bluestem grasses.
Moist sandy soil, swamps, bogs, wet soil.