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Chufa biology and management

January 1, 1992

Chufa (Cyperus esculentus) is an emergent perennial sedge that is common in seasonally flooded wetlands. Although chufa is common in many States, it is most abundant in the Southeast, including the Mississippi alluvial valley (Fig. 1). Belowground biomass of chufa, especially the tubers, serves as a valuable food source for waterfowl and cranes. Chufa tubers rank tenth among the most important waterfowl foods in the United States.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1991
Title Chufa biology and management
Authors Leigh H. Fredrickson, James R. Kelley
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Fish and Wildlife Leaflet
Series Number 13.4.18
Index ID 70007464
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse