Cyperus

Cyperus is a large genus of about 600 species in the Cyperaceae family native throughout all continents in both tropical and temperate regions. They are annual or perennial plants, mostly aquatic and growing in still or slow-moving water up to 0.5 m deep. Some grow from rhizomes and some from tubers. Several are used for food (tubers, pith of young plant stems).


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