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Rhynchospora nitens (Vahl) A. Gray. Short-beaked Beaksedge. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Wet pine savannas, limesink (doline) ponds, ditches, disturbed wet areas, often weedy. Dist: Primarily a Coastal Plain endemic: MA south to s. FL and west to se. TX; lowlands around the Great Lakes (sw. MI, ne. IN); West Indies; Belize, Nicaragua.

ID notes:This species, R. scirpoides, and R. eximia are rather short beaksedges, no more than 6 dm tall and often only about 3 dm. They have rather few but long leaves. The elongate inflorescences may occupy half or more of the plant height. Rhynchospora nitens and R. eximia have achenes with very short beaks (vs. achenes with beaks 2/3 or more as long as the achene body in R. scirpoides); see Rhynchospora Key F.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Va, WH3, McMillan (2007); = Psilocarya nitens (Vahl) Wood – F, G, GW1, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tx

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Patrick McMillan | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell | Original Image ⭷

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