Cyperus papyrus, photo © Michael Plagens

The easiest to recognize sedge species. Robust reed of river- and lake-side marshes. Characteristic umbrella-shaped inflorescence.

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Cyperus sp. photo © Michael Plagens

Grass-like plant in usu. moist or wet areas. Branched, terminal spikes of green flowers. Many species.

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Sedge #2

A roadside sedge in Wundanyi, Cyperaceae, photo © Michael Plagens

Appears grass-like until the flowering stalk grows tall to about a meter.

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Cream Sedge

Cyperus hemisphaericus from Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Bright cream colored inflorescence set this sedge apart. Often grows a meter or more tall. This specimen was growing low in turf.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 5 Sept. 2017.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya. I am a novice exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I encounter them I am teaching myself. If the reader finds an error, please let me know so that I can make corrections (use copyright link).