Help us maintain this website and keep it free and open for our community of scientists, students, and conservation managers, who depend on it to obtain the most up to date information. Help us save species and restore native ecosystems!


Please scroll to the bottom for more images.
Fuirena pumila (Torr.) Spreng.
Dwarf umbrellasedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern and central North America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Fuirena pumila available from :

Fuirena pumila has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Fuirena pumila has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Reported
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Fuirena pumila has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods