Cyperus strigosus L. - Long-scaled Nut Sedge


 

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Cyperus strigosus - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Cyperaceae

Habitat

Moist soil. Cultivated ground.

Associates

 

Distribution

Quebec west to MN and SD, south to FL and TX, and irregularly to the Pacific.

Morphology

Rhizomatous perennial to 60 cm, occasionally to 1 m. Leaves crowded towards the base, mostly 2-10 mm wide. Spikelets racemose, more than 1 mm wide; scales 3 mm or more long, straw-colored; scale tips overlapping the scale above on the rachis; stigmas 3; Achenes trigonous, longer than broad.

Notes

Flowers July to September

Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland +

A "weedy" species that is adapted to disturbance.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 

USDA, NRCS. 2002. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov).

National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 


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