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Cyperus pseudovegetus (Marsh flatsedge)
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Cyperus pseudovegetus

Cyperus pseudovegetus Steud.

Marsh Flatsedge, Marsh Flat Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Cyperus virens var. arenicola

USDA Symbol: CYPS

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

8 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
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit: 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 , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: In ditches and roadsides throughout Texas.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Conditions Comments: Prefers wet, open areas in full sun.

Benefit

Attracts: Birds
Deer Resistant: High

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
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 0918 Collected Jul 31, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1079 Collected 2007-08-31 in Van Zandt County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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