''Cyperus esculentus'' is a crop of the sedge family widespread across much of the world. It is native to most of the Western Hemisphere as well as southern Europe, Africa, Madagascar, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It has become naturalized in many other regions, including Ukraine, China, Hawaii, Indochina, New Guinea, Java, New South Wales and various oceanic islands.
''Cyperus esculentus'' can be found wild, as a weed, or as a crop. There is evidence for its cultivation.. more