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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus difformis   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus difformis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cyperus difformis

 

COMMON NAME:
Variable Flatsedge, Smallflower Umbrella Sedge


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus difformis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus difformis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cyperus difformis

 

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4184

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Habitat: 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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Perianth absent
Superior ovary

Spikelets in globose heads

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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