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Rhynchospora divergens Chapman ex M.A. Curtis. White-seeded Beaksedge. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Wet pine savannas, especially where underlain by 'marl'. Dist: Se. NC south to s. FL and west to se. TX; Bahamas; Mexico (Chiapas), Belize.

ID notes: This species is densely tufted, and the threadlike stems are less than one foot tall. The inflorescence consists of 1-2 branched and loosely-flowered clusters. The seeds are tiny (only 0.6-0.8 mm long), ivory colored, the surfaces smooth -- as opposed to R. pusilla, which has horizontal ridges on the seeds.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, ETx1, FNA23, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tx, WH3, McMillan (2007); = Rynchospora divergens – S, S13, orthographic variant

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily ?: 9

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

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