The Saw grass (Cladium jamaicense) belongs to the Cyperaceae (the Sedge family). It is a perennial herb that is native throughout the tropical Americas. This herb grows in coastal brackish and fresh marshes, and up to a height of 1-3 m in height. The leaves are flat to broadly V-shaped, 5-11 mm wide, margins and midveins are harshly scabrous with teeth visible to unaided eye. The terminal inflorescences are 30-50 cm long, 1st, 2d, 3d, and some 4th order branches, branches slightly flexuous. The spikelets in groups of 2-3 are narrowly ellipsoid to lanceolate. It is important as the dominant species in much of the Florida Everglades.