Botanical name: Cyperus difformis Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Variable Flatsedge is a plant of aquatic and moist habitats. It is a weed of rice fields, but not generally a troublesome one. This is an annual herb with one to many thin, soft erect stems reaching over 30 cm in height. There are usually a few long, wispy leaves around the base of the plant. The inflorescence is a rounded bundle 1-3 cm wide, containing up to 120 spikelets, each long and partially or entirely covered in up to 30 bracted flowers. The flowers are light brown with areas darker brown and sometimes a yellowish or purplish tint.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Variable Flatsedge is ...