Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Cyperaceae: Sedge

Grass-like plants with solid stems often triangular in cross section ("sedges have edges") and solid internodes. Leaves 3-ranked with usually closed sheaths and no ligules. Flowers tiny clustered in heads subtended by 1 bract (glume).
Flora of North America: Discussion, key to genera (opens new window)
Flower Formula:  Sepals x; Petals 0 Glossary

Genus 
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Bolboschoenus
bulrush
1 Photo of Bolboschoenus Images   Information
Bulbostylis
hair sedge
1 Photo of Bulbostylis Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Carex
sedge
181 Photo of Carex Seeds enclosed Images   Information
Cladium
sawgrass
1 Photo of Cladium Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Cyperus
flat sedge, galingale, umbrella sedge
14 Photo of Cyperus Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Dulichium
pond sedge, three-way sedge pond sedge, three-way sedge
1 Photo of Dulichium Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Eleocharis
spike-rush
23 Photo of Eleocharis Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Eriophorum
bog-cotton, cotton-grass
7 Photo of Eriophorum Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Fimbristylis
fimbry, fringe-rush
4 Photo of Fimbristylis Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Fuirena
umbrella-sedge
1 Photo of Fuirena Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Lipocarpha
sedge
2 Photo of Lipocarpha Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Rhynchospora
beak-rush
5 Photo of Rhynchospora Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Schoenoplectus
bulrush
16 Photo of Schoenoplectus Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Scirpus
bulrush
13 Photo of Scirpus Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Scleria
nut-rush, razor sedge, stone-rush
3 Photo of Scleria Seeds not enclosed Images   Information
Trichophorum
bulrush
3 Photo of Trichophorum Seeds not enclosed Images   Information


         
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