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Cyperus ochraceus (Pond flatsedge)
Romfh, Peggy

Cyperus ochraceus

Cyperus ochraceus Vahl

Pond Flatsedge, Yellow Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CYOC2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (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
Fruit: Red brown, Dark red brown
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 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.


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

Growing Conditions

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


Deer Resistant: High

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.

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

Additional resources

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


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

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