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Cyperus articulatus (Jointed flatsedge)
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Cyperus articulatus

Cyperus articulatus L.

Jointed Flatsedge, Chintul

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CYAR4

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

 

From the Image Gallery

10 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet , Terminal
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time denotes fruiting period for Cyperus spp.

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Throughout Texas in damp and disturbed areas.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Prefers aquatic environment.

Benefit

Fragrant Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0939 Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0894 Collected Jun 24, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1091 Collected 2007-09-06 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-07-20
Research By: NPC

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