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Search Term(s): Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus   (1 record found)

Sedge Family
Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus  (rusty flatsedge)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Cyperus: from the ancient Greek name for sedge; odoratus: fragrant
Life Form
Annual Sedge
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Marshes, wet meadows, ditches, impoundments, river shores
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Seeds are eaten by a variety of birds, including waterfowl, turkeys and quail, and tubers are eaten by small mammals.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Tip of each scale reaching above the base of the next scale above it.
Additional Info
Cyperus odoratus is an exceedingly variable species, widespread in North America. Numerous segregates have been named, some of which may deserve recognition.
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Beach and Dune Habitats (Interdunal Wetlands, herbaceous, shrub, forested)
Brackish Tidal Herbaceous Wetlands
Freshwater Herbaceous Tidal Wetlands
Freshwater Shrub Tidal Wetlands
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
Seepage Slope Open Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Piedmont)
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