Cyperus rotundus

Cyperus rotundus

(Nut Grass)

FAMILY

Cyperaceae

Species

Cyperus rotundus

Common name(s)

Nut Grass

Flower colour; life form

Flowers greenish. Grass-like plant to 40 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Tufted perennial with tubers arising from roots and rhizomes. Plant to 60 cm tall, stem 3-angled. Involucral bracts, 2-4, unequal in length, rays 3-8, each with 3-8 spikes, rusty-brown in colour.

Cyperus rotundus