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General: Sedge family (Cyperaceae). American three square is a medium height to tall, erect native herbaceous plant, up to seven feet tall (Tiner 1987). This species is a perennial from long stout rhizomes; with single stems that are in small groups, sharply triangular, fifteen to one hundred centimeters tall (Pojar & MacKinnon 1994). The leaves are firm, long, and strongly folded, sometimes flat and two to four millimeters wide. The fruits are dark-brown, seedlike, pointy tipped achenes, two to three millimeters long (Ibid.).

Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.


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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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