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Cyperus esculentus L.
Yellow nutsedge, Chufa Sedge, Yellow nut-grass
USDA Symbol: CYES
USDA Native Status: Native and Introduced
Sedges are herbs of wet sites, often grass-like, with stems commonly 3-sided.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time denotes fruiting period for Cyperus spp.
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV Canada: ON USDA Native Status: L48(NI), AK(I), HI(I), PR(I), VI(I), CAN(I)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff