Calflora
Taxon  Report   2586    
Cyperus laevigatus  L.
Smooth cyperus,  Smooth flatsedge
Cyperus laevigatus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cyperus laevigatus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Cyperus laevigatus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cyperus laevigatus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Cyperus
Communities: Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cyperus careyi
More information about  Cyperus laevigatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYLA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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