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*Cyperus difformis Linnaeus. Variable Flatsedge, Smallflower Umbrella Sedge. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Old World tropics. Reported for s. IN by Bill Thomas (pers.comm., 2022).

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Taxonomy Comments: See Bryson et al. (1996), Carter, Baker, & Morris (2009).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, G, GW1, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, WH3; = n/a – RAB, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷


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