Cyperus vaginatusCommon name: Stiffleaf Sedge

Meaning of name: Cyperus is the Latin name given to this genus. Vaginatus is from the Latin word vagina, meaning sheath.

Distribution: Occurs from the Kimberley to Perth.

Remarks: A herb to 2 metres tall with brown flowers produced from February to November.

References: Florabase: http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/818

Why are there no photographs available for this plant?

The main reason why some plants don’t have photographs is because we haven’t found the plant yet. We have had a few flora surveys conducted and they have indicated that this plant can be found in the bush. The problem is that we just don’t know where in the bush to find it. And if we can’t find it, we can’t photograph it.

Another problem we have is that, while we have a name for the plant, we don’t know what it actually looks like. It’s very difficult to find a plant if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.

But rest assured that as soon as we have photographs for this plant we’ll put them on the website.