Cyperus ustulatus   toetoe, upoko-tangata

Life Form:

Flowers Seeds Dispersal:
Wind pollinated flowers give rise to masses of seeds which float on water

Toetoe, upoko-tangata frequents open damp places sometimes in water up to 400mm deep although it will tolerate well drained conditions. Taller plants may reach one metre high in fertile soil. This sedge is quick to colonize damp areas which will eventually establish tall swamp forest.