Common Name: sedge, cylindric
Species: Cyperus retrorsus Chapman
Bayer Code: CYPRT

Cylindric sedge is an upright perennial weed that can reach heights of 20". It is a very common weed in sandy and moist habitats. The seedhead is comprised of several spikelets. Each spikelet consists of a long stalk with an oblong cluster of seeds perched on the end. Cylindric sedge and globe sedge seedheads are very similar in appearance. However, globe sedge seedheads are round, whereas cylindric sedge seedheads are oblong.
sedge stem seedhead
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cylindric sedge spike
cylindric sedge seedhead
cylindric sedge seedhead
cylindric sedge seedhead
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season perennial weed 
Seed Arrangement on Spikes tightly bunched 
Seedhead Spikelet Shape oblongseedhead branches at the top of the stem, oblong seedheads are green, and turn dark brown at maturity
Tuber Type none