Dune Sedge

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Dune Sedge
Dune Sedge (Cyperus capitatus)

Dune Sedge ( Cyperus capitatus )

Order : Sweet grass (Poales)
Family : Sourgrass family (Cyperaceae)
Subfamily : Cyperoideae
Genre : Sedge grass ( Cyperus )
Type : Dune Sedge
Scientific name
Cyperus capitatus

The dune cypergrass ( Cyperus capitatus ) is a species of the sour grass family .


The dune sedge is a perennial, herbaceous plant that reaches heights of 10 to 50 centimeters. The species forms long, creeping ground sprouts. The stems are single. The leaves that arise at their base are gray-green, runny and 1 to 6 millimeters wide. The inflorescence is head- shaped , terminal and 15 to 30 millimeters wide. The spikelets are four to twelve flowered. The husks are reddish brown and suddenly end in a 1 to 3 millimeter long tip. There are usually three bracts. These are widened at the base, curved downwards and up to 15 centimeters long.

Dune Sedge ( Cyperus capitatus )

The flowering period extends from April to July.

The number of chromosomes is 2n = 82.


The dune sedge occurs from the Mediterranean to the Caucasus and in Macaronesia on sandy beaches.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Tropicos. [1]
  2. Rafaël Govaerts (ed.): Cyperus. In: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP) - The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew . Retrieved October 25, 2016.

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