Taxon  Report   2582 
Cyperus erythrorhizos  Muhlenb.
Red rooted cyperus,  Redroot flatsedge
Cyperus erythrorhizos
© 2003 Keir Morse
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Cyperus erythrorhizos
© 2003 Steve Matson
Cyperus erythrorhizos, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cyperus erythrorhizos
© 2003 Keir Morse
Genus: Cyperus
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cyperus halei
More information about  Cyperus erythrorhizos
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 17, 2018).

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