Cyperus fuscus   Brown Galingale RRR DD N

Cyperus fuscus

Unlike the other two perennial Cyperus species (longus and eragrostis) which can be about 1 m tall, Cyperus fuscus is a small insignificant little annual plant easily overlooked. This one was no more than 10 to 20 cm tall and in a ditch. Only when it was pointed out did I even see the flowers.

It is a national rarity and only occurs in a few places in Southern England and is absent from Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Gordano meadows, near Bristol 9th September 2006

Added on 14th September 2006, updated 10th December 2008, updated 21st March 2010

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