Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cyperus plukenetii Fernald. Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy woodlands, thin soils of rock outcrops, and dry, disturbed areas. Dist: NJ, KY, se. MO, and se. OK, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3; = Cyperus retrofractus – S, misapplied; = Cyperus retrofractus var. retrofractus – G, misapplied

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie