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Cyperus dentatus

Cyperus dentatus Torr.

Toothed Flatsedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CYDE2

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit: Reddish brown
Size Class: 1-3 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 , CT , DC , DE , GA , IN , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL FACW FACW 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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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