Taxon  Report   8538    
Cyperus flavescens  L.
Yellow flatsedge
Cyperus flavescens
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Cyperus flavescens, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.

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Cyperus flavescens
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Cyperus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cyperus flavescens var. poiformis
PLANTS: Cyperus nieuwlandii
PLANTS: Pycreus flavescens
More information about  Cyperus flavescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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).