Cyperus pseudovegetus Steud.

Umbrella Sedge


CC = 5
CW = -3
MOC = 27

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Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Cyperus_pseudovegetus_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info yet.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Cyperus_pseudovegetus_inflorescence.jpg Portion of the inflorescence.

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Flowers - No info yet.

Cyperus_pseudovegetus_spikelets.jpg Spikelets close-up.

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Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Bottomland prairies, stream margins, sinkhole ponds, open mesic forests, swamps, ditches, railroads, moist sandy areas.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This fairly distinctive species can be found mainly in the southern 1/3 of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its spreading inflorescence of compressed spikelets. The scales of the spikelets overlap and hide the linear and slightly curved (falcate) fruits. The scales and fruits of the spikelets are shed individually from the base, ultimately leaving a naked axis.

Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 7-25-05.