Rhynchospora cymosa Elliott. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Wet to dry low grounds, diabase glades, ditches, powerline corridors, pine savannas, moist seepage on rock outcrops, other saturated areas. Dist: NJ south to FL, west to TX, north in the interior to nc. TN and around the Great Lakes; CA; West Indies; Central America.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: As explained by Kral (1999), this taxon warrants specific status. As explained by McMillan (2007), the name that should be applied to this taxon at species rank is R. cymosa Elliott.
Synonymy: = Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small var. recognita Gale – C, F, G, GrPl, Mo1, WV, Gale (1944); = Rhynchospora recognita (Gale) Kral – Ar, ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, Va, McMillan (2007); = Rynchospora cymosa Elliott – S, misapplied; < Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small – NcTx, RAB, W, WH3; < Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small var. globularis – GW1