Cyperus squarrosus L.

Umbrella Sedge


CC = 3
CW = -5
MOC = 79

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Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Cyperus_squarrosus_plant_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.

Cyperus_squarrosus_spikelets.jpg Spikelets.

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Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Lake and pond margins, streambanks. Also in moist areas of glades, bluff ledges, prairies, and open woods. Roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S. and much of the world.

Other info. - This common little species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is easy to identify in the field because of its small size and squarrose spikelet scales.
C. squarrosus produces a sweet fragrance when bruised or crushed.

Photographs taken in Van Buren, MO., 7-18-03.