Rhynchospora leptocarpa (Chapman ex Britton) Small. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Seepage bogs, pocosins, especially in openings. Dist: Coastal Plain: E. NC south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, west to se. LA; disjunct in s. NJ. Its occurrence in NC is reported by Sorrie et al. (1997). Its occurrence in NJ is reported by Moyer & Naczi (2016).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: It appears that R. leptocarpa is a valid species, a southeastern Coastal Plain relative of the more northern and montane R. capitellata (Sorrie 2000; Moyer & Naczi 2016; Naczi & Moyer 2016).
Synonymy: = K3, K4, WH3, McMillan (2007), Naczi & Moyer (2017); = Rynchospora leptocarpa – S; < Rhynchospora capitellata (Michx.) Vahl – C, ETx1, FNA23, GW1, K1, RAB, Tx, Gale (1944)