Cyperus squarrosus L. - Bearded Flatsedge
Umbrella Sedge, Bearded Flatsedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Base of plant.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
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.
Photographs taken in Van Buren, MO., 7-18-03.