sedge family


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Noun1.sedge family - bulrushsedge family - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Graminales, order Graminales - grasses; sedges; rushes
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Cyperus, genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
Carex, genus Carex - large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges
genus Scirpus, Scirpus - rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs
Eleocharis, genus Eleocharis - sedges having dense spikes of flowers and leaves reduced to basal sheaths
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The largest member of the sedge family of plants, papyrus grows in mats over water where it forms a floating matrix strong enough to support huts, cattle and small villages, he said.
The types of natural grassland are grass family, sedge family, weeds of grass family and sedge family and scrub weeds.
The sedge family, Cyperaceae, is well-known to be diverse in Illinois, particularly within the genus Carex.