Scirpus cyperinus (L.) Kunth  
Family: Cyperaceae
wool-grass
[Eriophorum cyperinum L., Scirpus cyperinus var. andrewsii (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. condensatus (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. cyperinus (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. eriophorum (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. laxus (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. pelius (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. pelius f. condensatus (L.) Kunth, Scirpus cyperinus var. rubricosus (L.) Kunth, Scirpus eriophorum Michx., Scirpus rubricosus Fernald]
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Andrew Hipp  
Etymology: Scirpus: Latin name for bulrush
Plants: perennial sedge
- tall, tufted perennial with drooping to ascending inflorescence

- spikelets in sessile to short-pedicillate clusters of 2-15

- achenes wooly with long curly bristles when mature

- bracts subtending inflorescence leaf-like, reddish brown to black at base

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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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