Several yellowish-brown more/less compact spikelets on each stem. Upper spikelets with male flowers, lower with female flowers. Middle spikelets have male flowers above, female below. 2 stigmas.
Tufts of leaves, edges often inrolled. Spreading rhizomes, stems and leaf tufts widely separated, forming straight lines across the sand.
Coastal. Very common on sand-dunes, sandy shores round Ireland.
Sand Sedge. White Strand, Co.Cork