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Cyperus hystricinus Fernald. Bristly Flatsedge. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Dry woodlands and forests, sandhills, other dry or sandy habitats. Dist: NJ south to n. FL, west to e. TX, mostly on the Coastal Plain.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Carter and Jarvis (1986) for clarification of nomenclature.

Other Comments: {check specimens of this and relatives – discrepancy between mapped and stated ranges}

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, S, Va, WH3; = Cyperus retrofractus (L.) Torr. var. hystricinus (Fernald) Kük. – F, G; = n/a – Tat; < Cyperus retrofractus (L.) Torr. – RAB, W, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷

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