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Cyperus ustulatus - A.Rich.

Common Name
Family Cyperaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Lowland near rivers and in damp ground, especially near the coast, on Kermadec, North, South and Chatham Islands[44].
Range New Zealand.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Cyperus ustulatus


Cyperus ustulatus

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cyperus ustulatus is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Soil stabilization;  Thatching;  Weaving.

The leaves are used for weaving hats, matting etc[178], they are also used for thatching[153]. The plant has an extensive root system and is used for binding sand dunes[153].

Cultivation details

Prefers a moist sandy loam[95, 117]. At least some forms of this plant may be hardy in Britain[162].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in the spring and keep the compost moist[164]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 18°c[164]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow on for their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. If dividing in the autumn, it is probably better to overwinter the divisions in pots in a greenhouse.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Cyperus tegetiformis 00

 

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