Taxon  Report   2586    
Cyperus laevigatus  L.
Smooth cyperus,  Smooth flatsedge
Cyperus laevigatus
© 2019 Alexander Randolph-Lowe
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cyperus laevigatus
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Cyperus laevigatus
© 2019 Alexander Randolph-Lowe
Cyperus laevigatus, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cyperus laevigatus
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Genus: Cyperus
Communities: Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cyperus careyi
More information about  Cyperus laevigatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 20, 2019).