Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCyperus
Species: Cyperus esculentus
Infrapecies:Cyperus esculentus Boeckeler var. leptostachyus
Common NameYellow Nutsedge; Yellow Nutgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Cyperus esculentus var. angustispicatus Cyperus esculentus var. angustispicatus Britt.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Dwayne Estes
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Dwayne Estes
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Dwayne Estes
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Dwayne Estes
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Theo Witsell
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Theo Witsell
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Theo Witsell
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Theo Witsell
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Theo Witsell
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus - Theo Witsell