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Rhynchospora ciliaris (Michaux) C. Mohr. Fringed Beaksedge. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhill seeps. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL and west to e. LA.

ID notes: The richly colored heads (cinnamon or chestnut) and broad leaves that are fringed with fine hairs are sure clues, in combination. The lower leaves form a ground-hugging rosette.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, WH3, Gale (1944), McMillan (2007); = Rynchospora ciliaris – S; = Rynchospora ciliata (Michx.) Vahl – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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