Cyperus flaccidus / Lax Flat – sedge

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 05/look like a continuation of the flower stem. Opposite this is a very short one. Created: 05/16/2011