Cyperus pseudovegetus Steud.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Cyperus pseudovegetus Steud.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tufted perennial 3–8 dm; lvs elongate, often surpassing the stem, mostly 4–6 mm wide but conduplicate; bracts 4–8, much surpassing the infl; rays usually well developed, each bearing a terminal glomerule of spikes, or occasionally suppressed, producing a compact infl; spikes ovoid or subglobose, very dense, 7–15 mm; spikelets flat, ovate, 2–5 × 1.5–3 mm, closely imbricate with their flat sides together, (6–)10–22-fld; scales 1.5–2.5 mm, falcately incurved-ascending with divergent tip, in side-view with parallel sides, distinctly bicarinate basally; rachilla persistent, wingless; stamen 1; achenes linear-trigonous, 1–1.5 mm. Swamps and marshes; N.J. to Fla., w. to Ill., Mo., Okla., and Tex. Sometimes confused with C. virens, a more s. sp. not reaching our range.