Taxon  Report   2583 
Cyperus esculentus  L.
Chufa flatsedge,  Nut grass, Yellow nutgrass
Cyperus esculentus
© 2009 Vince Scheidt
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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
(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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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cyperus esculentus
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 (ITIS)


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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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