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*Cyperus blepharoleptos Steudel. Cuban-bulrush. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Ponds and marshes, especially in floating vegetation mats, ditches. Dist: Tropical America; very likely accidentally introduced in the Southeastern US via shipping (first known occurrences in Mobile, AL in 1882 and New Orleans, LA in 1889).

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Synonymy: = K4; = n/a – RAB; = Oxycaryum cubense (Poepp. & Kunth) Lye – Ar, FNA23, K3, Mex, WH3; = Scirpus cubensis Poepp. & Kunth – GW1, S, S13, Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Lowell Urbatsch | Original Image ⭷


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