Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Cyperus odoratus Linnaeus var. squarrosus (Britton) Jones, Wipff, & Carter
(Rusty Flat Sedge)


Family: Cyperaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
Cyperus ferax L.C.M. Richard
Cyperus ferruginescens Boeckeler

Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus is recognized in the field by its broad leaves to about 10mm in width, three stamens and three stigmas. It is an annual. It is found in sandy areas near streambanks.
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Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009



Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, closeup of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009



Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, annual root system (not reddish), photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009



Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, macro of three stigmas, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009



Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, macro of three stamens, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009



Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, macro of 3mm long scales, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009



Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus, leaves more than 6mm wide, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City near Scott Park, September 15, 2009


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