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Cyperus reflexus (Bentawn flatsedge)
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Cyperus reflexus

Cyperus reflexus Vahl

Bentawn Flatsedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Cyperus reflexus var. fraternus

USDA Symbol: CYRE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (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
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Spikelet
Flower:
Fruit: Red brown
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: FL , LA , OK , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: 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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1275 Collected 2009-05-23 in Harris County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2017-07-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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