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Criteria:   Family = 'Cyperaceae'
368  records include photos for these plants # number of sources
Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
Amphiscirpus nevadensis Great basin bulrush Perennial grass  
Bolboschoenus fluviatilis River bulrush Perennial grass 2
Bolboschoenus glaucus Tubered bulrush Perennial grass  
Bolboschoenus maritimus Alkali bulrush Perennial grass 16
Bolboschoenus maritimus ssp. paludosus Saltmarsh bulrush Perennial grass 16
Bolboschoenus robustus Sturdy bullrush Perennial grass 10
Bulbostylis barbata Watergrass Annual grass  
Bulbostylis capillaris Thread leaf beakseed Annual grass  
Calliscirpus brachythrix Short-Hair Cottongrass Perennial grass  
Calliscirpus criniger Cotton grass Perennial grass  
Carex abrupta Abrupt beaked sedge Perennial grass  
Carex albida White sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex alma Sedge Perennial grass  
Carex amplectens Clasping bract sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex amplifolia Ample leaved sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex angustata Narrow leaved sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex aquatilis Water sedge Perennial grass 5
Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis Water sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex aquatilis var. dives Sitka sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex arcta Bear sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex atherodes Slough sedge Perennial grass  
Carex athrostachya Slender leaved sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex aurea Golden fruited sedge Perennial grass  
Carex barbarae Valley sedge Perennial grass 25
Carex bella Southwestern showy sedge Perennial grass  
Carex bolanderi Bolander's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex brainerdii Brainerd's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex brevicaulis Short stem sedge Perennial grass  
Carex breweri Brewer's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex breweri var. breweri Brewer's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex brunnescens ssp. brunnescens Brownish sedge Perennial grass  
Carex buxbaumii Buxbaum's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex californica California sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex canescens Hoary sedge Perennial grass  
Carex canescens ssp. canescens Silvery sedge Perennial grass  
Carex capitata Capitate sedge Perennial grass  
Carex capitata ssp. arctogena Capitate sedge Perennial grass  
Carex capitata ssp. capitata Capitate sedge Perennial grass  
Carex cephalophora Oval leaf sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex chihuahuensis Chihuahuan sedge Perennial grass  
Carex comosa Bristly sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous) 2
Carex concinnoides Northwestern sedge Perennial grass  
Carex congdonii Congdon's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex constanceana Contance's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex crawei Crawe's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex cusickii Cusick's sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex cyrtostachya Arching sedge Perennial grass  
Carex davyi Davy's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex deflexa Mountain mat sedge Perennial grass  
Carex deflexa var. boottii Mountain mat sedge Perennial grass  
Carex densa Sedge Perennial grass 8
Carex deweyana Dewey sedge Perennial grass 5
Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda Dewey's taper fruit sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex diandra Lesser panicled sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex disperma Soft leaf sedge Perennial grass  
Carex divulsa Grassland sedge Perennial grass 6
Carex divulsa ssp. divulsa Gray sedge Perennial grass  
Carex douglasii Douglas sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex dudleyi Dudley's sedge Perennial grass 8
Carex duriuscula Needleleaf sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex echinata Bristle fruit sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex echinata ssp. echinata Bristle fruit sedge Perennial grass  
Carex echinata ssp. phyllomanica Star sedge Perennial grass  
Carex eleocharis Spikerush sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex engelmannii Engelmann's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex exsiccata Western inflated sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex festucacea Fescue sedge Perennial grass  
Carex feta Green sheathed sedge Perennial grass  
Carex filifolia Thread leaf sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex filifolia var. erostrata Thread leaf sedge Perennial grass  
Carex filifolia var. filifolia Thread leaf sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex fissuricola Cleft sedge Perennial grass  
Carex flacca Heath sedge Perennial grass 7
Carex fracta Fragile sheathed sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex garberi Garber's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex geyeri Geyer's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex gigas Siskiyou sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex globosa Round fruit sedge Perennial grass 5
Carex gracilior Slender sedge Perennial grass  
Carex gravida Heavy sedge Perennial grass  
Carex gynodynama Olney's hairy sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex halliana Hall's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex harfordii Monterey sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex hassei Hasse's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex haydeniana Cloud sedge Perennial grass  
Carex helleri Heller's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex hendersonii Henderson's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex heteroneura Variable nerved sedge Perennial grass  
Carex heteroneura var. brevisquama Different-nerve sedge Perennial grass  
Carex heteroneura var. epapillosa Smooth nerve sedge Perennial grass  
Carex heteroneura var. heteroneura Vari nerved sedge Perennial grass  
Carex hirtissima Fuzzy sedge Perennial grass  
Carex hoodii Hood's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex hystericina Bottlebrush sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous) 1
Carex idahoa Idaho sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex illota Sheep sedge Perennial grass  
Carex incurviformis Coastal sand sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex incurviformis var. danaensis Coastal sand sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex infirminervia Perennial grass  
Carex inops Long stolon sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex inops ssp. inops Long stolon sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex integra Smooth beak sedge Perennial grass  
Carex interior Inland sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex inversa Knob sedge Perennial grass  
Carex jonesii Jones' sedge Perennial grass  
Carex klamathensis Perennial grass  
Carex laeviculmis Smooth stem sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex lasiocarpa Woolly fruited sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous) 2
Carex lasiocarpa var. americana American woollyfruit sedge Perennial grass  
Carex leavenworthii Leavenworth's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex lemmonii Lemmon's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex lenticularis Lakeshore sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex lenticularis var. impressa Lakeshore sedge Perennial grass  
Carex lenticularis var. limnophila Lakeshore sedge Perennial grass  
Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa Fat fruited sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex leporina Hare or oval sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex leporinella Sierra hare sedge Perennial grass  
Carex leptalea Flaccid sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex leptopoda Slender-footed sedge Perennial grass 5
Carex limosa Shore sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex livida Livid sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex longii Green-and-white sedge Perennial grass  
Carex luzulifolia Littleleaf sedge Perennial grass  
Carex luzulina Wood rush sedge Perennial grass  
Carex luzulina var. ablata American cold loving sedge Perennial grass  
Carex luzulina var. luzulina Wood rush sedge Perennial grass  
Carex lyngbyei Lyngbye's sedge Perennial grass 4
Carex mariposana Mariposa sedge Perennial grass  
Carex mendocinensis Mendocino sedge Perennial grass  
Carex mertensii Mertens' sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex mesochorea Midland sedge Perennial grass  
Carex microptera Small wing sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex molesta Troublesome sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex multicaulis Forest sedge Perennial grass  
Carex multicostata Many ribbed sedge Perennial grass  
Carex nardina Spike sedge Perennial grass  
Carex nebrascensis Nebraska sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex nervina Sierra nerved sedge Perennial grass  
Carex neurophora Alpine nerve sedge Perennial grass  
Carex nigricans Black alpine sedge Perennial grass  
Carex norvegica Scandinavian sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex norvegica ssp. inferalpina Closedhead sedge Perennial grass  
Carex norvegica ssp. norvegica Norway sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex nudata Torrent sedge Perennial grass 13
Carex obispoensis San luis obispo sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex obnupta Slough sedge Perennial grass 18
Carex occidentalis Western sedge Perennial grass  
Carex orestera Boulder sedge Perennial grass  
Carex ovalis Egg sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex pachycarpa Furrowed broomsedge Perennial grass  
Carex pachystachya Thick headed sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex pansa Sand dune sedge Perennial grass 28
Carex parryana Parry's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex pellita Woolly sedge Perennial grass 7
Carex pendula ! Hanging sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex petasata Liddon's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex phaeocephala Mountain hare sedge Perennial grass  
Carex pityophila Loving sedge Perennial grass  
Carex polymorpha Variable sedge Perennial grass  
Carex polystachya Caribbean sedge Perennial grass  
Carex praeceptorum Teacher's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex praegracilis Field sedge Perennial grass 29
Carex praticola Meadow sedge Perennial grass  
Carex preslii Presl's sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex proposita Great smoky mountain sedge Perennial grass  
Carex pyrenaica Pyrenean sedge Perennial grass  
Carex pyrenaica ssp. pyrenaica Pyrenean sedge Perennial grass  
Carex raynoldsii Raynold's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex retroflexa Reflexed sedge Perennial grass  
Carex retroflexa var. texensis Texas sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex richardsonii Richardson's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex rossii Ross' sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex saliniformis Salt sedge Perennial grass  
Carex sartwelliana Yosemite sedge Perennial grass  
Carex scabriuscula Siskiyou sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex schottii Schott's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex scirpoidea Northern singlespike sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex scirpoidea ssp. pseudoscirpoidea Single spiked sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex scirpoidea var. pseudoscirpoidea Western single spike sedge Perennial grass  
Carex scoparia Pointed broom sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex scoparia var. scoparia Pointed broomsedge Perennial grass  
Carex scopulorum Mountain sedge Perennial grass  
Carex scopulorum var. bracteosa Bracted sedge Perennial grass  
Carex scopulorum var. scopulorum Mountain sedge Perennial grass  
Carex senta Rough sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex serpenticola Serpentine sedge Perennial grass  
Carex serratodens Bifid sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex sheldonii Sheldon's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex simulata Short beaked sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex specifica Narrow fruit sedge Perennial grass  
Carex spectabilis Showy sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex spissa San Diego sedge Perennial grass 14
Carex stevenii Steven's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex stipata Awlfruit sedge Perennial grass 5
Carex stipata var. stipata Awl fruited sedge Perennial grass  
Carex straminiformis Straw like sedge Perennial grass  
Carex subbracteata Small bract sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex subfusca Brown sedge Perennial grass 8
Carex subnigricans Blackish sedge Perennial grass  
Carex tahoensis Tahoe sedge Perennial grass  
Carex texensis Texas sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex tiogana Tioga pass sedge Perennial grass  
Carex tompkinsii Tompkins's sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Carex trichocarpa Hairyfruit sedge Perennial grass  
Carex triquetra Triangular fruit sedge Perennial grass  
Carex tumulicola Split awn sedge Perennial grass 26
Carex unilateralis Lateral sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex utriculata Beaked sedge Perennial grass 7
Carex vallicola Valley sedge Perennial grass  
Carex vernacula Native sedge Perennial grass  
Carex vesicaria Blister sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex vesicaria var. major Western blister sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex vesicaria var. vesicaria Inflated sedge Perennial grass 2
Carex viridula Little green sedge Perennial grass 1
Carex viridula ssp. viridula Little green sedge Perennial grass  
Carex viridula var. viridula Green sedge Perennial grass  
Carex vulpinoidea Fox sedge Perennial grass 3
Carex whitneyi Whitney's sedge Perennial grass  
Carex xerophila chaparral sedge Perennial herb  
Cladium californicum Saw grass Perennial grass  
Cyperus acuminatus Short pointed cyperus Annual grass  
Cyperus bipartitus Slender flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus difformis Variable flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus eragrostis Tall cyperus Perennial grass 13
Cyperus erythrorhizos Red rooted cyperus Annual grass 2
Cyperus esculentus Nut grass Perennial grass  
Cyperus esculentus var. esculentus Yellow nutsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus esculentus var. heermannii Nut grass Perennial grass  
Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus Yellow nutsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus esculentus var. macrostachyus Yellow nutsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus flavescens Yellow flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus flavicomus Whiteedge flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus fuscus Brown flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus gracilis Slimjim flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus involucratus Umbrella plant Perennial grass 4
Cyperus iria Ricefield flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus laevigatus Smooth cyperus Perennial grass  
Cyperus lanceolatus Epiphytic flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus ligularis Ligulate flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus niger Brown cyperus Perennial grass  
Cyperus odoratus Fragrant flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus owanii Owan's flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus papyrus Papyrus Perennial grass 10
Cyperus parishii Parish's flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus planifolius Flatleaf flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus prolifer Miniature flatsedge Annual grass  
Cyperus regiomontanus Perennial grass  
Cyperus retrorsus Pine barren flatsedge Perennial grass  
Cyperus rotundus Nutgrass Perennial grass  
Cyperus squarrosus Awned cyperus Annual grass  
Cyperus strigosus Straw colored cyperus Perennial grass 1
Cyperus virens Green flatsedge Perennial grass  
Dulichium arundinaceum Three way sedge Perennial grass 1
Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum Three-way sedge Perennial grass  
Eleocharis acicularis Needle spikerush Perennial grass 2
Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis Needle spike rush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis acicularis var. bella Beautiful spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis acicularis var. gracilescens Needle spike rush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis acicularis var. occidentalis Needle spike rush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis atropurpurea Purple spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis bella Beautiful spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis bernardina Fewflower spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis bolanderi Bolander's spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis coloradoensis Dwarf spikerush Perennial grass 2
Eleocharis decumbens Decumbent spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis engelmannii Engelmann's spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis engelmannii var. detonsa Engelmann's spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis engelmannii var. engelmannii Engelmann's spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis erythropoda Bald spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis flavescens Yellow spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis flavescens var. flavescens Yellow spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis flavescens var. thermalis Yellow spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis geniculata Bent spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis macrostachya Spike rush Perennial grass 19
Eleocharis montana Mountain spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis montevidensis Montevideo spike rush Perennial grass 2
Eleocharis obtusa Broad spiked spikerush Annual grass 3
Eleocharis obtusa var. engelmannii Engelmann's spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis obtusa var. obtusa Broad spiked spikerush Annual grass 3
Eleocharis ovata Ovate spikerush Perennial grass 3
Eleocharis pachycarpa Broad fruit spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis pachystyla False junco Perennial grass  
Eleocharis palustris Common spikerush Perennial grass 8
Eleocharis parishii Parish's spike rush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis parvula Small spikerush Perennial grass 2
Eleocharis pauciflora Few flowered spike rush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis quadrangulata Four angled spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis quinqueflora Fewflower spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis radicans Creeping spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis rostellata Walking sedge Perennial grass 1
Eleocharis suksdorfiana Suksdorf's spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis tenuis Slender spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis tenuis var. tenuis Slender spikerush Perennial grass  
Eleocharis thermalis Warm springs spikerush Annual grass  
Eleocharis torticulmis California twisted spikerush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Eriophorum angustifolium Tall cottongrass Perennial grass  
Eriophorum criniger Cotton grass Perennial grass  
Eriophorum crinigerum Fringed cottongrass Perennial grass  
Eriophorum gracile Slender cotton grass Perennial grass  
Fimbristylis autumnalis Slender fimbry Annual grass  
Fimbristylis miliacea Millet fimbristylis Annual grass  
Fimbristylis spathacea Hurricanegrass Annual grass  
Fimbristylis thermalis Hot springs fimbristylis Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Fimbristylis vahlii Vahl's fimbristylis Annual grass  
Isolepis carinata Keeled bulrush Annual grass  
Isolepis cernua Low bulrush Annual grass 14
Isolepis levynsiana Annual grass  
Isolepis setacea Bristleleaf bulrush Perennial grass  
Kobresia bellardii Seep kobresia Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Kobresia bipartita Simple bog sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Kobresia myosuroides Bellardi bog sedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Kyllinga brevifolia Short leaf spikesedge Perennial grass  
Lipocarpha aristulata Pointed hemicarpha Annual grass  
Lipocarpha micrantha Small flowered hemicarpha Annual grass  
Lipocarpha occidentalis Western hemicarpha Annual grass  
Rhynchospora alba White beaked rush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Rhynchospora californica California beaked rush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Rhynchospora capitellata Capitate beaked rush Perennial grass  
Rhynchospora globularis Globe beaksedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Rhynchospora globularis var. globularis Round headed beaked rush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Rhynchospora kunthii Kunth's beaksedge Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Schoenoplectiella mucronata Bog Bulrush Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectiella saximontana Rocky Mountain Bulrush Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectus Xcontortus Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectus Xoblongus Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectus acutus Hardstem bulrush Perennial grass 26
Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus Hardstem bulrush Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis Tule Perennial grass 2
Schoenoplectus americanus Chairmaker's bulrush Perennial grass 17
Schoenoplectus californicus California bulrush Perennial grass 14
Schoenoplectus fluviatilis River bulrush Perennial grass 1
Schoenoplectus heterochaetus Slender bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous) 1
Schoenoplectus mucronatus Bog bulrush Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectus pungens Common threesquare Perennial grass 2
Schoenoplectus pungens var. badius Common threesquare Perennial grass  
Schoenoplectus pungens var. longispicatus Common threesquare Perennial grass 2
Schoenoplectus saximontanus Rocky mountain bulrush Annual grass  
Schoenoplectus subterminalis Swaying bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem bulrush Perennial grass 12
Schoenoplectus triqueter Three-sided bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Schoenus nigricans Black sedge Perennial grass  
Scirpus acutus var. occidentalis Hard stemmed tule Perennial grass 2
Scirpus americanus American tule Perennial grass 17
Scirpus atrovirens Green bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus californicus California tule Perennial grass 14
Scirpus cernuus Low clubrush Annual grass 14
Scirpus clementis Yosemite bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus congdonii Congdon's bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass Perennial grass 3
Scirpus diffusus Diffuse rush Perennial grass  
Scirpus fluviatilis River bulrush Perennial grass 2
Scirpus heterochaetus Slender bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Scirpus koilolepis Keeled bulrush Annual grass  
Scirpus maritimus Prairie bulrush Perennial grass 15
Scirpus microcarpus Small fruited bulrush Perennial grass 20
Scirpus mucronatus Bog bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus nevadensis Great basin bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus pendulus Drooping bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus prolifer Proliferating bulrush Perennial grass  
Scirpus pumilus Dwarf bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Scirpus pungens Three square Perennial grass 2
Scirpus robustus Big bulrush Perennial grass 10
Scirpus saximontanus Rocky mountain bulrush Annual grass  
Scirpus setaceous Perennial grass  
Scirpus subterminalis Water bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
Scirpus tabernaemontani Mountain bulrush Perennial grass 4
Trichophorum clementis Yosemite bulrush Perennial grass  
Trichophorum pumilum Rolland's bulrush Perennial grass (rhizomatous)  
 
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