Taxon  Report   2593 
Cyperus strigosus  L.
False nutsedge,  False nutseed, Straw colored cyperus, Strawcolored flatsedge
Cyperus strigosus
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Cyperus strigosus
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Cyperus strigosus, 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 strigosus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Cyperus
Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cyperus hansenii
PLANTS: Cyperus stenolepis
PLANTS: Cyperus strigosus var. capitatus
PLANTS: Cyperus strigosus var. multiflorus
PLANTS: Cyperus strigosus var. robustior
PLANTS: Cyperus strigosus var. stenolepis
More information about  Cyperus strigosus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: May 27, 2016).

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