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Cyperus refractus Engelmann ex Boeckeler. Reflexed Flatsedge. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Dry sandy or rocky woodlands and forests, also in somewhat moister sites. Dist: NJ west to OH and MO, south to SC, GA, AL, and AR.

ID notes:Flowering material of the much more common C. strigosus is sometimes misidentified as this species; see Key ZD.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Va, W

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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