Taxon  Report   2589 
Cyperus odoratus  L.
Fragrant flatsedge

Cyperus odoratus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Cyperus odoratus, 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 odoratus
© 2006 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D
Genus: Cyperus
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
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
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Cyperus acicularis
PLANTS: Torulinium eggersii
PLANTS: Torulinium confertum
PLANTS: Mariscus huarmensis
PLANTS: Cyperus speciosus
PLANTS: Cyperus speciosus var. squarrosus
PLANTS: Cyperus odoratus var. squarrosus
PLANTS: Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii
PLANTS: Cyperus odoratus var. acicularis
PLANTS: Cyperus macrocephalus
PLANTS: Cyperus macrocephalus var. eggersii
PLANTS: Cyperus longispicatus
PLANTS: Cyperus ferruginescens
PLANTS: Cyperus ferax
PLANTS: Cyperus engelmannii
PLANTS: Cyperus eggersii
PLANTS: Torulinium odoratum
 More information about  Cyperus odoratus
Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 27, 2015).

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