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Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus

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 Cyperus alternifolius
Family: Cyperaceae
Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus
Origin: Madagascar, Reunion Island, Mauritius
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant

Use this plant along the shores of lakes, ponds, and slow moving streams to create masses of hazy light green foliage. A single clump can serve as a focal point, or use in pairs to frame a scene. When used in smaller pools and fishponds, grow papyrus in containers placed underwater.


 Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus

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Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella Sedge, Galingale, Papyrus

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Cyperus haspan, Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge

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Cyperus haspan viviparus
 Cyperus haspan
Family: Cyperaceae
Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant
 Cyperus haspan, Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge

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Cyperus haspan viviparus

Cyperus haspan, Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge, Haspan Flatsedge

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Cyperus haspan viviparus


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Great as bog plant, for ponds and borders. Can be kept in a pot in a small pond.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus giganteus
 Cyperus sp.
Family: Cyperaceae
Flatsedge
Bog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantUnknown name

Long on beauty and history, papyrus has been known and used by Man for millennia. Soft green clouds of papyrus lined the Nile River during the time of the pharaohs. In the Bible the infant Moses was found among the bulrushes, as Cyperus papyrus is also called. Ancient Egyptians kept records of their pyramid building activities on papyrus sheets, from which we get the word "paper." Today papyrus is appreciated for its beauty and is often used in ornamental landscapes especially in pools, ponds and containers. Umbrella sedges inxabit damp ground and swamps, and as house-plants, too, they like to have wet feet. The characteristic mark of most of the Cyperus species is an umbrellalike head of leaves. The insignificant little umbellate flowers appear in almost all year long. There are some 600 species, of which Cyperus alternifulius, the subspecies ssp. flabelliformis, Cyperus gracilis, and Cyperius haspan are important as house plants. Now and then it is sold as a fully grown plant, but you can also grow it from seed.

Use this plant along the shores of lakes, ponds, and slow moving streams to create masses of hazy light green foliage. A single clump can serve as a focal point, or use in pairs to frame a scene. When used in smaller pools and fishponds, grow papyrus in containers placed underwater.

Species and varieties:

Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus giganteus (Piripiri)

Cyperus haspan

Cyperus luzula

Cyperus papyrus


 Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus giganteus
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus luzula
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus sp., Flatsedge

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Dichromena sp., Rhynchospora sp., Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge

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Family: Cyperaceae
Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageUnknown name

The "leaves" are actually large bracts that surround the less-conspicuous inflorescence. The bracts are white at the base, becoming green at the tips.


 Dichromena sp., Rhynchospora sp., Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge

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Dichromena sp., Rhynchospora sp., Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge

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Dichromena sp., Rhynchospora sp., Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge

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Dichromena sp., Rhynchospora sp., Star Grass, Star Rush, White Topped Sedge

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