Category Archives: Cyperaceae

Cyperus re-found and lost again

Galingale, Cyperus longus, was recorded as ‘status uncertain’ in The Flora of Whiteknights Park in 2011. It had been seen in the past by the lake and in the Harris Gardens – both places where it had been planted – but was not … Continue reading

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Cyperaceae, Hairy Sedge

Hairy Sedge (Carex hirta) is a member of the diverse Monocotyledon Cyperaceae or sedge family. This family of rhizomatous or tufted perennial plants can be distinguished from grasses or rushes by the distinct triangular shaped stem. This one, the hairy sedge is common throughout … Continue reading

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