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tbirdjoey
May 26, 2015 6:37 PM CST
A friend of mine gave me this and called it a star plant, but I think there must be another common name for it, because my internet searches return other plants. Does anyone know the common name and botanical name? Thanks, Joe
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Plantomaniac08
May 26, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Is this your picture? Do you have a picture that shows the entire plant?

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plantladylin
May 27, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Hi tbirdjoey, Welcome to All Things Plants!

My first thought was the photo was of a cactus of some sort but the picture won't enlarge so it's difficult to get a good view. I agree with Planto, if you can upload a photo of the entire plant it might be much easier to identify.

hmm ... when googling I found the photo of the plant in question but no ID: http://www.dreamstime.com/roya...
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tbirdjoey
May 28, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Plantomaniac08 - No, that wasn't my photo. Attached is one that I took, although I think the grass washes it out.

Plantladylin - I also found that same image while searching the internet (it's the first one that I uploaded)

Thanks,
Joe
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Paul2032
May 28, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Cyperus Papyrus........
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Plantomaniac08
May 28, 2015 10:38 PM CST
Oh okay. That picture helps a lot, thanks for uploading a second one. I see you've already gotten an ID!

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 29, 2015 6:07 AM CST
Yes, Cyperus, but looks more like C. involucratus:
Umbrella Papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius subsp. flabelliformis)
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tbirdjoey
May 29, 2015 2:51 PM CST
I believe that it is Cyperus involucratus (umbrella sedge). Thanks for all the help everyone - great forum!

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