Cyperus plukenetii Fern. - Plukenet's Flatsedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Sandhills, flatwoods, sandy woods and fields.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found in the southern portion of Alabama. The plant is similar to others but can be identified by its habitat, pubescent-scabrous stems and inflorescence rays. The dense spikes with its reflexed spikelets are another good characteristic to look for.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 8-11-05.