Herb latin name: Cyperus setigerus


Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)



Edible parts of Cyperus setigerus:

Tuber - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Bottomlands and sandy swamps. Stream or pond banks in low areas.

Other uses of Cyperus setigerus:

The leaves are used in basketry and 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. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Cyperus setigerus:

Bottomlands and sandy swamps. Stream or pond banks in low areas.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Cyperus setigerus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.