Lax Flat-sedge

Cyperus flaccidus

This sedge found growing in a quite damp spot, downstream from a storm water outlet, reaches a height of only about 20 cms.
Its common name comes from the flattened lower part of its flower stem. The upper part has a triangular cross-section. It has four bracts around the flower the lowest of which is very long (bent in the photo) and may look like a continuation of the flower stem. Opposite this is a very short one.

Created on ... May 16, 2011