Cyperus squarrosus L.
Cent.Pl. 2:6 (1756)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Monday 14 December 1998

Tufted annual, grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.03-0.25 m high, with curry-like smell when dried; spikelets flat; glumes distichous with recurved mucro. Fl. green-brown, Feb to Aug. Red or silty loam. Along watercourses, drainage lines, in claypans.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Berkeley, Cape Range, Carnegie, Chichester, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, Lateritic Plain, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, South Kimberley Interzone, Tallering, Trainor, Victoria Bonaparte P1, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Port Hedland, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, Wyndham-East Kimberley, Yalgoo.