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False Nutsedge
Cyperus strigosus
  
About False Nutsedge (Cyperus strigosus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Cyperus strigosus is a species of sedge known by the common names false nutsedge and straw-colored flatsedge. It is native to most of the United States and Canada, where it grows in wet areas in many habitat types, including disturbed and cultivated areas such as roadsides and crop fields. It is common and sometimes weedy. It is a perennial sedge growing up to 70 centimeters tall. The flower cluster is a cluster of many linear-shaped spikelets up to 3 centimeters long each. A few long, leaflike leafs grow at the base of the spike.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
2.3 - 3.2 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Most places and pond edges

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.6" - 78.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 2.01", Coldest Month: 40.3" - 59.4", Hottest Month: 62.3" - 88.2", Humidity: 0.86" - 40.09", Elevation: 13" - 5140"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Stawcolored Flatsedge, Straw-colored Flatsedge, Strawcolor Flatsedge, Strawcolor Nutgrass, Strawcolored Flatsedge, Strawcolored Nutgrass


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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