|Carex pumila, a
perennial herb occurring in seashore sandy soil, grows to 10-20cm in
height. Leaves are 2-4mm wide, linear, stiff, and glossy surfaces.
Leaves at the bases are bladeless, putting dark red-brown leaf
sheaths on the stems. Two or three spikelets on upper potions are
males, 2-3cm in length, linear. The lower portions of the other 2-3 spikelets are females, 1.5-3cm long, and cylindrical. Bloom time: