Plant ID forum: Grass-like wetlands plant

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 25, 2012 5:10 AM CST
Zone 5b, Indiana.

Growing along the lakeside in areas where the water has receded. Moist to wet, full sun to part shade.


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Aug 25, 2012 5:56 AM CST
It reminds me of Carex or Cyperus, there's a few of them! I found two sites which might help,

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:EmIOp77bGwMJ:syst...

Look at Cyperus strigosus in the non Carex sedges ..

http://www.kgnaturephotography.com/photos-wetland-plants/sed...

http://www.kgnaturephotography.com/photos-wetland-plants/ind...

http://131.230.176.4/imgs/paraman1/r/Cyperaceae_Cyperus_stri...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Cyperus+strigosus&um=1&ie=U...

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 25, 2012 9:05 AM CST

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Most likely Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), although there is a large number of basically similar looking species in the genus.
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ge1836
Aug 25, 2012 9:08 AM CST
It looks like mature Nutsedge to mee too.Awfully hard to get rid of.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 25, 2012 10:55 AM CST
Thank you for all of your suggestions! Having both of these names to compare made a definitive conclusion possible. Thumbs up


Janet, I am convinced that it is strigosus. The roots on mine have no "nuts". http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/195...

I dug up two specimens (at different stages of maturity) and mine definitely do not have them. Plus, the spikelets are scattered-looking, rather than in rows of four as in esculentas. The scale pattern matches as well.

As an aside - I almost wish it was esculentas...those tubers are edible and nutritious. Whistling I find learning about *different* food sources fascinating!

Thanks, again. I thought I'd never get this one figured out! Hilarious!
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JRsbugs
Aug 25, 2012 11:55 AM CST
Pot luck I got the correct one! Hilarious!

Neither are listed in the Flora of US and Canada site but are both accepted on the Plant List, there's a lot of species! They might be under a synonym.

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/carex.htm
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 25, 2012 12:09 PM CST
It's listed in your link...under cyperus. It has cyperus hansenii listed after the = sign, does that mean it's the same plant? I didn't get that during my search. Confused
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 25, 2012 12:37 PM CST

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Cyperus hansenii is a synonym of Cyperus strigosus. There are at least 20 species of Cyperus known to occur in Indiana and it's often difficult to distinguish one species from another.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Aug 25, 2012 12:41 PM CST
Duh! I was looking under Carex! Rolling on the floor laughing

They are both under Cyperus, of course. Whistling

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/cyperus.htm

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