USDA, NRCS. 2018. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 March 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
Illustration courtesy of University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Used with permission.
What is Variable Flat Sedge?
- 2-4 appearing on stem
- About as long as stem
- 0.05-0.16 inches wide
- Umbrella shaped
- 0.16-0.31 inches long
- Green with brown on sides
- 1 0r 2 stamen
- Does not open to release seed when ripe
- About 0.05 inches long
- Hollow stems
- Forming mats
- 6-19.69 inches tall
Where Does it Grow?
Variable flat sedge is non-native to North America. It can be found as a weed in rice fields.
Pros and Cons of Variable Flat Sedge
Variable flat sedge is non-native to the United States, and tends to disrupt the ecosystem by pushing the native species out of their habitat.
This plant is not native to North America, but has naturalized in much of the United States. While it is not illegal to possess this plant in Texas, it should not be introduced into new water bodies and should be treated with herbicide when present.