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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Cyperus involucratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus involucratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cyperus involucratus

 

COMMON NAME:
Umbrella Plant


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Cyperus involucratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus involucratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cyperus involucratus

 

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4138

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Africa

Habitat: Cultivated and persistent, also naturalizing in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple - bladeless

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short, stout (plants in clumps)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Spikelets in digitate clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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