Tall Flat Sedge   
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Tall Flat Sedge
aturalized Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Umbrella Sedge, Tall flatsedge, Pale galingale
Botanical name: Cyperus eragrostis    Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Umbrella Sedge is a green sedge with tall, erect stems, and long, thin, pointed leaves. Its flowers are found within tough, rounded, greenish-yellow or beige spikelets. This is thought of as a damp loving plant (it was first known around the Reservoir) but can also be found at the bottom of walls in what appears to be a hot, dry situation. This species is native to American continent, but havs become naturalized in Europe, Tropical Asia and Australia. It can become a weed where it is introduced; it has been known to infest rice fields. In India is it seen in the North-East.

Identification credit: Sharan
Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.
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