Herb: Fendler's Flatsedge

Latin name: Cyperus fendlerianus

Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Edible parts of Fendler's Flatsedge:

Tuber - raw or cooked. They are usually peeled.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

1300 - 2800 metres in Arizona.

Other uses of Fendler's Flatsedge:

The leaves are used for weaving hats, matting etc.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - surface sow in the spring and keep the compost moist. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 18C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow on for their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn. This is more a matter of harvesting the tubers and replanting them. If this is done in the autumn, then it is best to store the tubers in a cool frost-free place overwinter and plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Fendler's Flatsedge:

1300 - 2800 metres in Arizona.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Cyperus fendlerianus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.