Cyperus entrerianus, Deeprooted Sedge


Invasive Species: Cyperus entrerianus, Deeprooted Sedge

Deeprooted sedge is a wetland sedge that invades disturbed areas throughout the southeastern United States. It is a robust, up to 40 in. (102 cm) tall, grass-like plant with deeply set, thick rhizomes and dark purple to black leaf bases. The leaves are basal, glossy, and flat or V-shaped. The terminal inflorescence has 5 to 11 elongate rays ending in densely clustered spikelets. A large plant can produce one million viable seeds a …