Also known as
Yellow Nutsedge, Tigernut Sedge, Earthalmond, Edible Cyperus, Tigernut, Water-Grass, Yellow Nut-Grass, Perennial Yellow Flatsedge, Chufa
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Chufa Sedge Overview
This species from western Asia and Africa is frost tender. The erect stems have a white stripe. Flowers are white flowers are borne in spikes surrounded by long leaf like bracts. The fibrous roots have small round tubers, about the size of a pea, hanging from them. These tubers are rich in oil and are edible, being sold commercially in southern Europe.
How to propagate Chufa Sedge
Propagate from seed.