Calflora
Taxon  Report   2588    
Cyperus niger  Ruiz & Pav.
Black cyperus,  Black flatsedge, Brown cyperus
Cyperus niger, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Cyperus

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Cyperus diandrus var. castaneus
JEF + PLANTS: Cyperus niger var. capitatus
JEF + PLANTS: Cyperus niger var. castaneus
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More information about  Cyperus niger

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 25, 2020).