Cyperus echinatus

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Cyperus echinatus
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Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Cyperales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. echinatus
Binomial name
Cyperus echinatus
(L.) Alph. Wood
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Natural range of Cyperus echinatus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Globe flatsedge; Teasel sedge

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Cyperus ovularis (Michaux) Torrey; C. ovularis var. ovularis; C. ovularis var. sphaericus Böckler.[1]

Varieties: none.[1]


A description of Cyperus echinatus is provided in The Flora of North America.




C. echinatus has been found in areas with loamy sand, wet woodlands, the edges of tidal marshes, and old growth longleaf pine forests.[2] It is also found in disturbed areas including along clay roadside banks and along roadsides between waterfowl ponds.[2]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida State University Herbarium Database. URL: Last accessed: May 2021. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Keith A. Bradley, and Robert K. Godfrey. States and counties: Florida: Wakulla, Georgia: Dougherty and Thomasville, and South Carolina: Clarendon.