Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
|Plant Growth Form
|Grass & Grass-like Plant (Sedge (Cyperaceae))
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
|0.6 m to 1.5 m
|Pantropical, but very common in South America and southern Asia.
Description and Ethnobotany
|Inflorescence stalk is 0.6-1.5 m tall and triangular in cross-section.
|Found on moist soil near ditches, marshes and along shores.
Plant Care and Propagation
|Lots of Water
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