Cyperus

Cyperus is a large genus of around 700 sedge species[1] distributed across continents in temperate and tropical regions.

Cyperus

They are perennial or annual plants that live mainly in water and grow to a depth of 0.5 m in calm or slow waters. The species vary widely, with small species only growing to 5 cm while others can grow to 5 m high.

Galingales

Common names are galingales, umbrella-sedges, nutsedges, flatsedges, and papyrus sedges. The stalks are triangular in cross-sections, circular in others, typically leafless for most of the length, with slender grassy leaves at the undersides of the plant and in a whorl at the tip of the flower stalks.

The greenish flowers are wind-pollinated, generally produced in racemes between the apical leaves.

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Key References
  • [1]“Cyperus rotundus (Coco Grass, Java Grass, kili’o’opu, Nut Grass, Purple Nutsedge) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox”. Accessed June 26, 2022. Link.

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