Cyperus strigosus

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Cyperus strigosus
Cyperus strigosus NRCS-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. strigosus
Binomial name
Cyperus strigosus
  • Cyperus hansenii Britton
  • Cyperus stenolepis Torr.
  • Mariscus strigosus (L.) C.B.Clarke
  • Cyperus distans Pursh
  • Cyperus enslenii Pursh
  • Cyperus praelongatus Steud.
  • Mariscus praelongatus (Steud.) C.B.Clarke
  • Mariscus stenolepis (Torr.) C.B.Clarke
  • Cyperus naguensis Britton

Cyperus strigosus is a species of sedge known by the common names false nutsedge and straw-colored flatsedge. It is native to the United States, Cuba, and Canada, where it grows in wet areas in many habitat types, including disturbed and cultivated areas such as roadsides and crop fields. It is common and sometimes weedy.[1][2] It is a perennial sedge growing up to 70 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a cluster of many linear-shaped spikelets up to 3 centimeters long each. A few long, leaflike bracts grow at the base of the spike.[3]


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