Rhynchospora compressa Carey ex Chapman. Hab: Pine savannas. Dist: Se. NC south to Panhandle FL, west to e. LA. This species was reported for SC (Kartesz 1999), based on the South Carolina Plant Atlas (http://cricket.biol.sc.edu/herb/); McMillan (pers. comm.) states that the record is in error, based on a misidentified specimen. The species occurs in sc. GA (Jones & Coile 1988) and has since been found in SC by McMillan (2003) and in NC (Ungberg 2022).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Gale (1944), McMillan (2007); = n/a – RAB; = Rynchospora compressa – S, orthographic variant