Cyperus lupulinus (Spreng.) Marcks

Nut Sedge, Great Plains Flatsedge

Cyperus lupulinus plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Spikelets close-up.

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Mesic to dry upland forests, upland prairies, sand prairies, pastures, fallow fields, ditches, disturbed sites, gravel bars, roadsides, railroads. Typically in acidic soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri but is less common in the northwest corner of the state. It is easy to identify because of its thin leaves and capitate clusters of flowers.
The plant is suspected of being one the parents in many hybrid plants of Cyperus in Missouri.

Photographs taken at Logan Creek, Reynolds County, MO., 6-29-03.