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Cyperus iria L.
Ricefield flatsedge

Cyperus iria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 14, fig. 1,2 (1909) [C. Fitch]

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images and more information, visit the University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants website.

Other data on Cyperus iria available from :

Cyperus iria has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized

Cyperus iria has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Cyperus iria has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Cyperus iria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 14, fig. 1,2 (1909) [C. Fitch]