Taxon  Report   2589 
Cyperus odoratus  L.
fragrant flatsedge
Cyperus odoratus, a monocot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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© 2006 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D

© 2003 Steve Matson
 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations

Bloom Period
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Genus: Cyperus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other 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
 Information about  Cyperus odoratus  from other sources:
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website references on Google


Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 18, 2014).

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