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Cyperus echinatus

Globe flatsedge

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyCyperaceaeSedge family
GenusCyperusFrom an ancient Greek word meaning “sedge”
Speciesechinatus

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Cyperus echinatus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cyperus echinatus (globe flatsedge)

8/31/2013 · Riverside Park, James River, Midlothian, Virginia
≈ 5 × 7" (13 × 18 cm)