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Tapertip flatsedge

The Tapertip flatsedge (Cyperus acuminatus)

is a fully hardy perennial deciduous grass with green flowers in late Spring. It requires high levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 80 frost free days to grow successfully. It has no drought tolerance.


Cyperus acuminatus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.9 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 6.8 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.4m / 1.3ft.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).

Fruit and seed

There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.

-38°C / -36.4F 4.9 to 6.8 0.4m / 1.3ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Cyperus
Specific epithet ? acuminatus
Common names
Tapertip flatsedge (United States)
IPNI details on Cyperus acuminatus
References [edit] ?

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