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Slender Cyperus

Slender CyperusCyperus filiculmis

On dry hillsides and in sterile soil we often notice a small, slender plant bearing globose flowering-heads of dull greenish born.

This is the Slender Cyperus (Cyperus filiculmis) whose wiry stems rise from hard, roundish corms, or tubers.

The Slender Cyperus is common throughout the country, and although under different conditions of soil and climate the plants vary in size and in the number of floweringheads the stems are seldom more than fifteen inches in height.