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Rhynchospora recognita (Gale) Kral. Cymose Beaksedge. 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.

ID notes:Rhynchospora recognita has been split off from R. globularis, differing in its taller stems (routinely growing to a meter or taller), longer seeds (1.4-1.8 mm vs. 1.3-1.5 mm), and wider leaves (up to 5 mm vs. up to 3 mm in R. globularis).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: As explained by Kral (1999), this taxon warrants specific status. There is uncertainty regarding the application of the name R. cymosa; for now, we retain the more recently and widely used R. recognita.

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NY, Pa, Va, McMillan (2007); = Rhynchospora cymosa Elliott, ambiguous in application; = Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small var. recognita Gale – C, F, G, GrPl, Mo1, Tat, WV, Gale (1944); = Rynchospora cymosa Elliott – S, misapplied; = Rynchospora cymosa Elliott var. cymosa – S13; < Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small – NcTx, RAB, W, WH3; < Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small var. globularis – GW1

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