Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4433

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in seepage bogs, pocosins, especially in openings, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, mostly 3-ranked, culms leafy

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Rhynchospora leptocarpa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora capitellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae) of South Carolina and the Eastern United States (McMillan, 2007)
Rhynchospora leptocarpa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-13-017?:
Rhynchospora capitellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rynchospora leptocarpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender-fruit Beaksedge


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image of Rhynchospora leptocarpa, Slender-fruit Beaksedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rhca12_002_lvd