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GENUS
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Cyperus alternifolius Linnaeus
Galingale
Cyperaceae: Sedge Family

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Top of bladeless Cyperus alternifolius culm showing umbelliform inflorescence surrounded by involucral leaves

Florida Distribution Map
Cultivated plant
Description Rhizomatous herb, fibrous roots, three-sided culms, umbelliform inflorescence, bladeless
Native: No
Habitat: Old sites, wet areas

Links
Annales Botanici Fennici
Connecticut Humane Society Poisonous Plants List
Recent Publications in Cyperology: 14
TAMU Images of the Navasota Flora
Time Life House Plant Pavilion


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