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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Dwarf Papyrus

Afrikaans name: Dwergbiesie

Dwarf Papyrus

Photo © Steven Herbert

Cyperus prolifer

The Dwarf Papyrus grows in colonies and can reach a height of 1 metre.

It is found near the coast in marshes and streams.

It is a popular plant for garden ponds. In the USA it has become established in the wild as it spreads very quickly.

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