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 is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
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
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Feb 16, 2020).