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Rhynchospora chapmanii M.A. Curtis. Chapman's Beaksedge. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, seepage bogs, sandy margins of limesink (doline) ponds, and other wet, acid habitats. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL and west to e. LA; Belize, Nicaragua.

ID notes: Rhynchospora chapmanii always has pale tawny spikelets, thus differing from other beaksedges with which it may grow; most other Rhynchospora species have darker spikelets, while a few have bright white spikelets (which when faded to tan late in the season could be confused with R. chapmanii, but R. chapmanii hs achenes with a smooth surface and absent bristles).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, WH3, Gale (1944), McMillan (2007); = Rynchospora chapmanii – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily ?: 9

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