Perennials, subglabrous to sparsely ciliate; rhizome branched, ascending. Leaves with acute tips. Lower bract herbaceous to subherbaceous. Inflorescence decompound, a ±nodding to suberect panicle. Flowers usually borne singly, some in 2–5-flowered clusters. Tepals usually 2.0–2.5 (–3.5) mm long. Seeds usually ellipsoid to oblong-ellipsoid; appendage absent or, when visible, basal, fibrillate.