Taxon  Report   2589 
Cyperus odoratus  L.
Fragrant flatsedge
Cyperus odoratus
© 2006 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D
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Cyperus odoratus
© 2015 Keir Morse
Cyperus odoratus
© 2015 Keir Morse
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
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Cyperus
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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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
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 20, 2018).

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