Latin name: Cyperus involucratus Rottb.
  Pronunciation: SY-per-us in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tus

  Common name: Umbrella plant
  Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge)
  Habitat: Ditches, shores below 600', South Coast,
  sometimes cultivated, native of Africa

  Blooming period: Most of the year
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cyperus
  2) involucratus
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