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Brown Galingale

Cyperus fuscus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Poales
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Ditches, mud, waterside, wetland.

Flower:
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Brown, no petals
 
Reddish-brown spikelets in umbels. Each umbel contains between 3 and 15 spikelets. The bracts are much longer than the umbels themselves. 1 stamen per flower.
Fruit:
A light brown achene, about 1mm long.
Leaves:
Flat leaves, up to 4mm wide and 10cm long.
Other Names:
Brown Flatsedge.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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