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 12-20-22, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 92 in the plant family Cyperaceae, also known as the Sedge Family. Members of this family are 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. You can click on the name of the species 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 granularis (Limestone Meadow Sage) on 5-10-20, #697-25.

I found this Carex granularis (Limestone Meadow Sage) while wildflower hunting on a friend’s farm in 2020. I don’t have this species on my farm.


Carex squarrosa (Squarrose Sedge) on 5-24-21, #799-3.

I found my first colony of Carex squarrosa (Squarrose Sedge) on a friend’s farm in 2020 and didn’t think I had any on my farm. Then, on May 24 in 2021 I found a colony on my farm. Just never know what you stumble upon.


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

I have found several colonies of Carex vulpinoidea (Fox Sedge) on my farm…


Cyperus echinatus (Globe Flatsedge) on 9-30-21, #837-1

There are A LOT of Cyperus echinatus (Globe Flatsedge) growing on my farm…


Cyperus strigosus (Straw-Colored Flatsedge) on 9-28-21, #836-7.

There are several colonies of Cyperus strigosus (Straw-Colored Flatsedge) on my farm but I don’t have a page for it yet. I need more photos…


That’s all I have for the plant family Cyperaceae for now. There are other species here but I don’t have them properly identified yet.

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