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Rhynchospora floridensis (Britton) H. Pfeiffer. Florida Whitetop Sedge. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Pine rocklands, marl prairies. Dist: S. FL; West Indies (Bahamas); Mexico (Chiapas, Yucatán) and Central America (Belize).

ID notes: The bright white inflorescence bracts of the "Whitetop Sedges" (in our region: R. colorata, R. floridensis, R. latifolia, R. nivea) form a very visually distinctive group within Rhynchospora. See Rhynchospora Key B.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA23, K3, K4, WH3, WI, McMillan (2007); = Dichromena floridensis Britton – Bah, GW1, S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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