Herb latin name: Cyperus tegetiformis

Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Description of the plant:


Habitat of Cyperus tegetiformis:

Margins of swamps and in salt marshes.

Other uses of the herb:

A fibre is obtained from the stalks or the leaves, it is used for mats etc. The whole leaves can also be used for weaving mats and other items.

Propagation of Cyperus tegetiformis:

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. If dividing in the autumn, it is probably better to overwinter the divisions in pots in a greenhouse.

Cultivation of the herb:

Margins of swamps and in salt marshes.

Medicinal use of Cyperus tegetiformis:

None known

Known hazards of Cyperus tegetiformis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.