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Rhynchospora oligantha A. Gray. Feather-bristled Beaksedge. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Wet pine savannas, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, sandhill seepage bogs, sea-level fens, usually in rather peaty, acid places. Dist: S. NJ south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, and west to se. TX; Belize, Nicaragua. Considered to be absent between NC and NJ prior to its discovery in e. VA (Fleming & Ludwig 1996).

ID notes:The leaf tips of R. oligantha are blunt and smooth, while those of the closely related R. galeana are acute and minutely serrulate; these characters are often difficult to determine, however.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, ETx1, FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tx, Va, WH3, Bridges & Orzell (2000), McMillan (2007); = Rhynchospora oligantha A.Gray var. oligantha – Gale (1944); < Rhynchospora oligantha A.Gray – F, G; < Rynchospora oligantha A.Gray – S

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