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Plant Details

Rhynchospora nitens [= Psilocarya nitens]

Short-beaked Beaksedge, Short-beaked Baldrush, Shortbeak Beaksedge

Scientific Name:

Rhynchospora nitens [= Psilocarya nitens]

Common Name:

Short-beaked Beaksedge, Short-beaked Baldrush, Shortbeak Beaksedge

Plant Family

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Full-sun

Soil Moisture:

Hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Wet savannas, limesink (doline) ponds, ditches, disturbed wet areas, often weedy. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Primarily a Coastal Plain endemic. NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G4?

Plant

image

Tom Harville
Lake Waccamaw
Oct '08

Seed Pods

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Tom Harville
Lake Waccamaw
Oct '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants
LSU Herbarium
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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