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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Cyperus esculentus
(Yellow Flatsedge) [Cyperaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al. and Havera; this plant is also called Chufa)

Birds

Anatidae: Anas acuta (Northern Pintail) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999, Anas crecca carolinensis (Green-winged Teal) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999, Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard) [feeds on tubers & seeds in Illinois] Hv1999; Corvidae:
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow) [seeds & tubers comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in eastern USA] MZN1951; Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) [seeds & tubers comprise 2-5% of the diet in Missouri during summer & fall] MZN1951
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