Cyperus textilis

Cyperus textilis[1] (flat sedge, basket grass, umbrella sedge, mat sedge) is a sedge in the family Cyperaceae. It is endemic to southern parts of South Africa where it grows near rivers and other water reservoirs.

Cyperus textilis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
C. textilis
Binomial name
Cyperus textilis

Cyperus textilis is used to make baskets, sleeping mats, rolled twine and other woven articles.


Cyperus textilis can grow to be 1 to 3 meters tall. It forms clumps like other Cyperus species and is similar to the commonly kept plant C. alternifolius.


  1. ^ "Cyperus textilis |". Retrieved 2018-11-06.