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Cyperus croceus

Cyperus croceus Vahl

Baldwin's Flatsedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Cyperus globulosus, Cyperus multiflorus, Mariscus globulosus

USDA Symbol: CYCR6

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

 

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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
Leaf: Yellow-green
Flower:
Fruit: Reddish brown to almost black
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FACU FAC FAC
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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