Taxon  Report   2585 
Cyperus involucratus  Rottb.
Umbrella plant,  Unbrella plant
Cyperus involucratus
© 2013 Keir Morse
Click on a photo to see it bigger.
Cyperus involucratus
© 2013 Keir Morse
Cyperus involucratus
© 2013 Keir Morse
Cyperus involucratus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Cyperus involucratus
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Genus: Cyperus
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Cyperus involucratus

Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Cyperus alternifolius ssp. flabelliformis
PLANTS: Cyperus alternifolius
PLANTS: Cyperus flabelliformis
More information about  Cyperus involucratus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 23, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.