BarryL
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New to me. (Plant ID)

Well, this was planted in my yard by the birds...anyone know what it is? The stalks are 10 - 12 inches high, there are 12 leaves in the 'head" arranged in 4 layers of 3 leaves each. The leaf cluster is 7-8 inches across.

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lorax
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Location: Ecuador, USDA Zone 13, at 10,000' of altitude

That's Umbrella Sedge, Cyperus alternifolius. Also sometimes called "False Papyrus".

Lucky you! It will take over the area, but slowly and in a controllable way. And it's pretty.

BarryL
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Thanks...now I can find out how to properly care for it.

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