Cyperus virens Michx. - Green Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Marshes, ditches, pond and lake margins.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive sedge species can be found mainly in the southern half of Alabama but is probably more common than reported. The plant can be identified by its habitat and strongly compressed spikelets. The spikelets contain many small florets.
Photographs taken at Coon Creek, Tallapoosa County, AL., 10-8-06.