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Cyperus papyrus

Family: Cyperaceae

Common names: EGYPTIAN PAPER REED, PAPYRUS

Native to: Africa

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, spreading

Max height: 18 feet

Max width: indefinite

Flower

white/off white

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f, zone 12 above +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: moist