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Remirea maritima

Remirea maritima Aubl.

Beach-star, Beachstar

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Cyperus pedunculatus, Mariscus pedunculatus

USDA Symbol: REMA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 5 inches tall.
Fruit: Achenes brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Sand dunes and upper edges of beaches.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU UPL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Remirea maritima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Remirea maritima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Remirea maritima


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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