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Cyperus croceus Vahl. Baldwin’s Flatsedge. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, disturbed areas. Dist: NJ and MO south through the New World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Carter and Kral (1990) for clarification of nomenclature. Circumscription and identification are complicated by introgression, especially with C. retrorsus (Carter in prep.).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA23, K4, Mo1, NcTx, Tn, Va, WH3; = Cyperus globulosus Aubl. – Bah, F, G, GW1, Mex, Tx, W, misapplied; = n/a – Pa, Tat; > Cyperus croceus Vahl – K3; > Cyperus globosus – RAB, S; > Cyperus multiflorus (Britton) Small – S; > Cyperus plankii Britton – S; > Cyperus retrorsus Chapm. var. robustus (Boeckeler) Kük. – K1, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC

Heliophily ?: 8

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