Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Cyperaceae
(Sedge Family)


Cyperaceae or sedges look similar to the grasses, but they are in a family all of their own. Their stems, known as culms, frequently have 3 edges. However, not all Cyperaceae have triangular shaped culms (i.e., Scirpus.) Cyperaceae have flowers with bristles, hairs or scales in place of sepals and petals.

Bolboschoenus maritimus subsp. paludosus (Saltmarsh Bulrush)
Bulbostylis capillaris (Threadleaf Sedge)
Carex athrostachya (Slender Beak Sedge)
Carex_bolanderi (Bolander's Sedge)
Carex disperma (Soft Leaf Sedge)
Carex geophila (White Mountain Sedge)
Carex hystericina (Porcupine Sedge)
Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa (Lakeshore Sedge)
Carex occidentalis (New Mexico Sedge)
Carex pellita (Wooly Sedge)
Carex phaeocephala (Mountain Hare Sedge)
Carex praegracilis (Field Sedge)
Carex rossii (Ross's Sedge)
Carex senta (Senta Sedge)
Carex stipata var. stipata (Stalked Sedge)
Carex subfusca (Rusty Sedge)
Carex wootonii (Wooton's Sedge)
Cyperus esculentus (Chufa)
Cyperus fendlerianus (Fendler Flatsedge)
Cyperus niger (Black Flat Sedge)
Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus (Rusty Flatsedge)
Cyperus sphaerolepis (Rusby's Flatsedge)
Cyperus squarrosus (Awned Flatsedge)
Eleocharis acicularis (Needle Spikerush)
Eleocharis macrostachya (Pale Spikerush)
Eleocharis parishii (Parish's Spikerush)
Schoenoplectus americanus (Chairmaker's Bulrush)
Schoenoplectus pungens (Three Square Bulrush)
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (Softstem Bulrush)
Scirpus microcarpus (Red Tinged Bulrush)


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