Yellow Nutsedge, Cyperus esculentus

At Yaxha, Petexbatún (Municipio de Sayaxché), and Municipio de Livingston, all the edible plants of the swamps, marshes and riverside areas are wild and native: none require monumental agricultural labor. When you walk through a wetland and see a tasty begonia.

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Cyperus esculentus originated in Africa and other parts of the world. For the aquatics listed in the pollen diagram (2), the Cyperaceae family includes foods such as the tubers of chufa or yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and the roots of the Caribbean spike-rush (Eleocharis caribaea).

Nicholas Hellmuth

April 2021

Edible Plants of Wetlands

Nicholas Hellmuth
David Arrivillaga
María Alejandra Gutiérrez

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