3 genera
17 species, 2 subspecies and varieties
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Cyperus acuminatussharp-pointed flatsedge, taper-tip flatsedge
Origin: Native
Cyperus bipartitusshining flatsedge
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widespread in North America.
Habitat: Streambanks and other wet places in the valleys and lowlands; tolerant of alkali.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Cyperus diandrusumbrella flatsedge
Origin: Introduced
Cyperus eragrostistall flatsedge
Distribution: British Columbia south to California, east to New Jersey and South Carolina.
Habitat: Damp grasslands and roadside ditches at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: June - August
Cyperus erythrorhizosredroot flatsedge
Distribution: Widespresd in the United Stated and adjacent Canada.
Habitat: Streambanks and other wet places in the valleys and lowlands.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August
Cyperus esculentusyellow nut-grass
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; widespread throughout North America.
Habitat: Moist, low ground along streams and ditches, but sometimes in drier ground.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
var. leptostachyus – yellow nutgrass
Cyperus fuscusbrown galingale
Origin: Introduced
Cyperus lupulinusGreat Plains flatsedge
Distribution: Great Plains to northeastern United States; occasional in the Pacific Northwest.
Habitat: Wet areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August
ssp. lupulinus – Great Plains flatsedge
Cyperus odoratusscented flatsedge
Origin: Introduced
Cyperus schweinitziisand flatsedge
Origin: Native east Cascades, introduced in Seattle, WA
Cyperus squarrosusawned flatsedge
Distribution: Widespread in the United States and Europe.
Habitat: Wet places in the valleys and lowlands.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August
Cyperus strigosusfalse flatsedge, straw-colored flatsedge
Distribution: Widespread in the United States and adjacent Canada.
Habitat: Wet places, along the banks of large streams, in the valleys and lowlands.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - September
Dulichium arundinaceumthree-way sedge
Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington, but also in Chelan, Yakima and Pend Oreille counties; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho, Montana and to the eastern half of North America.
Habitat: Wet meadows, marshes, and shores of ponds and lakes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Lipocarpha aristulatahalfchaff sedge
Distribution: Occurring along the Columbia River in central and south-central Washington; Washington to California and Arizona, east in Great Plains and central U.S.
Habitat: sandy soils of shorelines, stream banks, ponds, and ditches.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Lipocarpha micranthasmall-flowered halfchaff edge
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - September
Lipocarpha occidentaliswestern halfchaff sedge
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - September