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Cyperus eragrostis

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Species Name: Cyperus eragrostis
Common Name: Umbrella Sedge

Good seasonal stream stabilizer that tolerates clay soils. Spreads profusely and can become invasive.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4in. - 3' H x 30' W
Growth Habit: Grass-like, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Vernal pools, streambanks, ditches

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