WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: HURRICANEGRASS (Fimbristylis cymosa)
syn. F. spathacea; Not a grass but a sedge (CYPERACEAE); Also called fringe rush and yet, it isn’t a rush.
The smoothness of the stalk that holds the flower had me researching this as a rush. A check of the leaves reveals the characteristic edge feel in the rhyme “sedges have edges…”.
Food for ducks and geese.