Cyperaceae Family:

Cyperus echinatus (Globe Flatsedge, Etc.) on my farm on 9-1-19, #620-21.

Cyperaceae Juss.


The plant family Cyperaceae was named and described as such by Antione Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.

As of when I last updated this page on 3-24-21, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 90 in the plant family Cyperaceae, also known as the Sedge Family. Members of this family and found in every country throughout the world, well maybe not Antarctica (until the snow melts then they will be there, too…).

I am most familiar with several species of Carex and Cyperus because they grow here on my farm in west-central Missouri and other areas I go wildflower hunting on. You can click on the name of the species in the caption under the photos to go to their own pages. There are several species I haven’t properly identified…

You can click on the links below for further reading.


Carex albursina (White Bear Sage) on 4-23-20, #690-22.

I have not fully identified the Carex albursina so it has no page yet. I did not have time to go back to where I spotted it on a friend’s farm to take more photos in 2020. Hopefully, I can do that in 2021.

I found the Carex granularis on the same friend’s farm in a different area.

And this one, too…

Carex vulpinoidea (Fox Sedge) on 6-14-20, #710-20.

The Carex vulpinoidea is on my farm… There are several others I haven’t photographed for ID yet.



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