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Abildgaardia ovata

Abildgaardia ovata (Burm. f.) Kral

Flat-spike Sedge, Flatspike Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Abildgaardia monostachya, Cyperus monostachyos, Fimbristylis monostachya, Fimbristylis ovata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


Native Habitat: Rocky, gravelly savanna, solution pockets in limerock.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Abildgaardia ovata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abildgaardia ovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abildgaardia ovata


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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