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Rhynchospora brachychaeta C. Wright. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Cypress ponds, other depressions. Dist: E. SC south to Panhandle FL and s. AL and s. MS; West Indies (w. Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico; Central America (Belize, Nicaragua). The first report of this species for SC was by McMillan & Porcher (2005) and McMillan (2007). Kral in FNA considers this species possibly adventive, but McMillan & Porcher (2005) and McMillan (2007) provide good reasons for considering it native in our area.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Gale (1944), McMillan (2007); = n/a – RAB, S13; < Rynchospora wrightiana – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Patrick McMillan | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Patrick McMillan | Original Image ⭷


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