Soft Sedge
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Soft Sedge
P Native Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Soft Sedge
Botanical name: Cyperus dubius    Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Synonyms: Cyperus coloratus, Cyperus mollis, Cyperus capitellatus

Soft Sedge is a perennial herb, clustered, crowded; with stems 8-40 cm tall, bluntly to sharply triangular, bases bulbous. Leaves are many, linear, 1-5 mm wide, rough on the margins and veins. Flowers are borne in head-like green, greenish-white or white tinged green, hemispherical to ovoid clusters. Soft Sedge is found in Tropical Africa, South India, Indo-China to Malesia.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed in the outskirts of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

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