Cyperus (Sedge, Umbrella sedge, Papyrus)
Cyperus is a large genus, containing around 600 species that are distributed throughout the world. Some cyperus are attractive ornamentals (see below), some are valuable crops (papyrus, chufa), and some are terrible weeds (nutsedge). Most sedges have a grass-like appearance with narrow leaves and small greenish flowers. Many of the ornamental cyperus species have an umbrella shape, with a single narrow stem topped with a tuft of arching grass-like leaves. They are referred to collectively as umbrella sedges.
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