Taxon  Report   2581    
Cyperus eragrostis  Lam.
Tall cyperus,  Tall flatsedge
Cyperus eragrostis
© 2017 Gary McDonald
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cyperus eragrostis
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Cyperus eragrostis
© 2016 Lech Naumovich
Cyperus eragrostis, 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 eragrostis
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Genus: Cyperus
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cyperus vegetus
More information about  Cyperus eragrostis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).