Taxon  Report   2583 
Cyperus esculentus  L.
Chufa flatsedge,  Nut grass, Yellow nutgrass

Cyperus esculentus
© 2009 Vince Scheidt
Cyperus esculentus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Cyperus esculentus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cyperus esculentus
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Cyperus
Subspecies and Varieties:
(many plant communities), weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed, disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 28, 2015).

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