Taxon  Report   2592    
Cyperus squarrosus  L.
Awned cyperus,  Bearded flatsedge, Umbrella sedge
Cyperus squarrosus
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cyperus squarrosus
© 2014 Barry Breckling
Cyperus squarrosus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Cyperus squarrosus, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cyperus squarrosus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Cyperus
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cyperus aristatus
PLANTS: Cyperus aristatus var. runyonii
PLANTS: Cyperus inflexus
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More information about  Cyperus squarrosus
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


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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 23, 2019).