Cyperus echinatus

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Cyperus echinatus
Cyperus echinatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. echinatus
Binomial name
Cyperus echinatus
(L.) Alph.Wood

Scirpus echinatus L.

Cyperus echinatus is a species of plant in the sedge family. It is native to much of the eastern United States, primarily in the lower Mississippi Valley and the lowland plain east of the southern Appalachians, with scattered populations in Florida and as far north as Wisconsin and the Adirondacks.[2] Additional isolated populations occur in southern Mexico.[1][3] It is found in a variety of sunny, often mesic habitats.[2][4]

1913 drawing
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.