Galingale - Cyperus longus
Known as Sweet Galingale because of the aromatic smell of its rhizome. It grows to about 80 cm tall and has its spikelets arranged in an umbel. At the base of this umbel is a long, narrow bract.
At the edges of lakes and other bodies of still water.
Flowering July to September
Perennial. Probably originated as an ornamental species and escaped from garden ponds
Now fairly common over much of England at least.
Now fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. Not included in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire
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