Cyperaceae (papyrus family)
 

    The Cyperaceae are grasslike plants commonly found in wet or marshy areas.  There are about 70 genera and 4,000 species.  Cyperus papyrus was used by the ancient Egyptians to make paper.

 

    Cyperus alternifolius (N.J. Jacquin, 1781-1793)
1995-2003 Missouri Botanical Garden

 

    The following members of the Cyperaceae family are growing at Montoso Gardens:

 

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

Cyperus alternifolius

umbrella plant

Cyperaceae

Cyperus papyrus

papyrus

Cyperaceae

Cyperus sp.

dwarf papyrus

Cyperaceae

 

 

 

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