Rhynchospora alba (Linnaeus) Vahl. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Mountain bogs and fens, peaty situations in the Coastal Plain, such as low pocosins in peat domes or large Carolina bays, and floating peat mats in limesink (doline) ponds and bay lakes, also in seepage bogs with abundant Sphagnum, generally occurring in the most open, harshest, and peatiest areas. Dist: Circumboreal, in North America from NL (Labrador) west to AK, south to SC, e. TN, ne. TN (where perhaps extirpated), IL, SK, ID, and CA; disjunct in se. GA (Charlton County, at the Okefenokee Swamp) (Williges & Loftin 1995), s. AL (Escambia County; specimen at CLEMS), and the mountains of Puerto Rico.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WV, Gale (1944), McMillan (2007); = Rynchospora alba – S