Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae) of South Carolina and the Eastern United States (McMillan, 2007)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Broadleaf Whitetop Sedge, Giant White-topped Sedge, White-bracted Sedge
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Keith Bradley kab_r_latifolia_76808
May Palm Beach County FL
Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area
Typically 7-10 bracts subtending the inflorescence (vs. 4-6 in R. colorata), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Will Stuart wil_540828435_7b885b4067
June Charleston County SC
Santee Coastal Reserve
Sharing habitat w pitcher plants, yellow meadowbeauty, red milkweed, more.... — Will Stuart
Jerry Bright jeb_072608_021
July Charleston County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
This and R. colorata are our only two sedges with showy white bracts, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_r_latifolia_broad
Most of the bracts subtending the inflorescence are well over 1/4" wide, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Keith Bradley kab_r_latifolia_79752
September Highlands County FL
Kissimmee Prairie State Park
Culms 30-70cm tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.