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Last updated 9/12/2020 by David Giblin.
Cyperus squarrosus L.[FNA23, HC2]
awned flatsedge

Publication: Cent. Pl. II. 6. 1756.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Cyperus squarrosus can be recognized by its small size and annual habit combined with its oblong-lanceolate floral scales bearing five to eleven conspicuous ribs and excurved awns. Some collections have been misidentified as C. acuminatus, an annual species of subg. Pycnostachys that has ovate-lanceolate, three-ribbed floral scales and digitately clustered spikelets."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Chlorocyperus inflexus (Muhl.) Palla
Cyperus aristatus Rottb.[HC]
Cyperus aristatus Rottb. var. runyonii O’Neill
Cyperus inflexus Muhl.
Dichostylis aristata (Rottb.) Palla
Mariscus squarrosus (L.) C.B. Clarke