Scirpus cyperinus (L.) Kunth
Family: Cyperaceae
Scirpus cyperinus image
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