Cyperus prolifera Lam.

Dwarf Papyrus, Miniature Papyrus

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Cyperus

Category: Grass

Zones: 9 to 10

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Miniature version of Cyperus papyrus in appearance. No basal leaves, umbrella-like inflorescences. Runs by rhizomes but not aggressively. Moist soil or shallow water.


Published in Tabl. Encycl. 1: 147 in 1791.

Native to tropical Africa, South Africa, Madegascar, Mauritius and Reunion.


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