Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon, primarily endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet savannas, ditches, dune swales, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish/Yellowish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhynchospora colorata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora colorata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-04-002:
Dichromena colorata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Whitetop Sedge, White-bracted Sedge


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image of Rhynchospora colorata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dico_001_lvd

        

image of Rhynchospora colorata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rhco7_001_lvd

        

image of Rhynchospora colorata

JK Marlow    jkm090516_309

May    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Rhynchospora colorata

Steve Marlow    snm090516_047

May    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Inflorescence bracts 3-6(7); basal bract's white tapering gradually into green, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhynchospora colorata

Steve Marlow    snm090516_049

May    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Culms 10-50cm tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.