Cyperus fuscus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCyperusCyperus fuscus

Ecology

An annual of moist, open disturbed ground around the margins of ponds and by ditches, often on ground subject to winter-flooding. The substrate may be peaty, muddy or stony but humus-rich. Seed may not be set in cool summers. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Standing water and canals

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 758

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 11

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.32

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002404