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Bearded Flatsedge - Cyperus squarrosus
Other Names:  Cyperus aristatus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Caespitose annual. Stems ascending to erect, 1–5 cm. Leaves basal, 0.5–2 mm wide, mostly flat. Inflorescence of hemispheric to obovoid spikes of sessile or subsessile spikelets. Spikelets flattened, 3–8 mm long. Scales long-acuminate, light brown, ca. 1.5 mm long, 7- to 9-veined with long spreading to reflexed tips. Flowers: stamen 1; style 3-branched. Achene narrowly obovate, 3-sided, brown, 0.5–1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout temperate and tropical N. America, cosmopolitan (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Sandy or gravelly, vernally-flooded soil along rivers; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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