Spreading umbels of fairly compact greenish to yellow-brown spikelets above 5-8 linear bracts. A loosely tufted plant with rough-edged leaves and short rhizomes that can form dense clumps. Stout erect stems. 60-100cm. Slightly frost-tender.
Riverbanks, water edges, waste ground. A garden escape or discard able to establish and spread in the wild. Recorded from S Ireland, counties Cork, Waterford and Kilkenny.
Identification confirmed by Paul Green, Co.Wexford
Pale Galingale. Inishannon, Co.Cork. March 2008