Cyperus esculentus L.

Yellow Nutsedge

Cyperus esculentus plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Cyperus esculentus rhizomesRhizomes and base of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Cyperus esculentus inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Cyperus esculentus flowers

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Moist depressions of upland prairies, pond margins, stream edges, pastures, old fields, roadsides, railroads, moist open areas.

Origin - Nearly worldwide, especially in the tropics.

Other info. - This common species can be found throughout Missouri. The flowers and inflorescences of this species can be quite variable and may not appear just as in the pictures above.

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