|Common Name :||Tall flatsedge, Umbrella Sedge, etc.|
|Botanical Name :||Cyperus eragrostis|
|Family :||Cyperaceae(Sedge family)|
Botanical name of the weed is Cyperus eragrostis. It belongs to the plant family Cyperaceae. Common name of the weed flower is Tall flatsedge, Umbrella Sedge, etc. Its mainly native to American region, but later naturalized in other parts of the world. I don't know exactly by what name we call this in Bangladesh. But similar weeds are known as Ghash(ঘাস), Agachha(আগাছা), etc.
This Umbrella sedge is a common grass that we use to see around our paddy fields, inside bushes and other wet places. It is basically an erect perennial herb plant having thin slender pointed glossy leafs. Leafs are 4-8mm wide and it's rhizomes are short.
Flowers are green and interesting in architecture. Its mainly a cluster of flowers having lot of spikelets. The flower can be branched into 12/15 and each of those branches can be further branched. Each branch can have up to 30 spikelets having 5-10mm length.
Photos of this article were taken from Bandarban during August 2012.
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