Fuirena breviseta

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Common Names: saltmarsh umbrella-sedge [1]

Fuirena breviseta
Fuirena breviseta AFP.jpg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Fuirena
Species: F. breviseta
Binomial name
Fuirena breviseta
Natural range of Fuirena breviseta from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: F. squarrosa

Variety: none


F. breviseta is a perennial graminoid of the Cyperaceae family that is native to North America. [1]


F. breviseta is found in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. [1]



Common habitats for F. breviseta is Carolina bays, savannas, ditches, and other wetlands. [2]

Habitats of specimens collected include drying loamy sands of a ditch, wet sand on edge of a dike, pond pargin in shallow water, on edge of pine plantation, on border of wakulla river, wet pine flatwoods, and on edge of a lake. [3]


F. breviseta has been observed flowering in September, October, and November. [4]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran Anderson, Travis MacClendon, Karen MacClendon, R.K.Godfrey, R.F. Doren, Cecil Slaughter, William Platt, Garret Crow, Walker Judd. States and counties: Florida (Jefferson, Wakulla, Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, Dixie, Washington, Marion, Duval, Osceola, Gadsden, Nassau, Alachua, Gulf), Georgia (Thomas)
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 21 MAY 2018