Rhynchospora rariflora

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusRhynchospora
Species:Rhynchospora rariflora (Michx.) Elliot
Common NameFewflower Beaksedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Putnam (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0044555 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora rariflora
TENN-V-0044556 White Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora rariflora
TENN-V-0044554 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora rariflora
TENN-V-0044553 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora rariflora
APSC0038994 White Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora rariflora
APSC0099584 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora rariflora
APSC0038993 White Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora rariflora
APSC0091223 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora rariflora
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Plant Photos

Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes
Rhynchospora rariflora - Dwayne Estes