Cyperus retrofractus (L.) Torr.

Rough Flatsedge

Cyperus retrofractus plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Cyperus retrofractus baseBase of plant.

Cyperus retrofractus stemStem.

Leaves - No info yet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Cyperus retrofractus spike

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Sand prairies, openings of dry upland forests, roadsides, fallow, sandy fields, dry, disturbed, sandy areas.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in just a handful of southeastern Missouri counties in the bootheel of the state. The plant is fairly distinctive with its reflexed spikes. Another species, C. plukenetii Fern. is very similar and the differences between the two species are small.

Photographs taken in the Tuskeegee National Forest, Macon County, AL., 10-9-04.