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Cyperus esculentus Linnaeus var. macrostachyus Boeckeler. Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Nutgrass, Wild Chufa, Earth-almond. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Var. macrostachyus is the main variety in Central America north into s. United States.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, K3, NY, De Castro et al (2015), Schippers, Ter Borg, & Bos (1995); < Cyperus esculentus L. – C, F, G, GrPl, GW1, K4, Mex, Mo1, RAB, S, Tx, W, WH3, WV; < Cyperus esculentus L. var. esculentus – Il, K1; < Cyperus lutescens Torr. & Hook. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 9

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