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Rhynchospora corniculata (Shortbristle horned beaksedge)
Leander, Bruce

Rhynchospora corniculata

Rhynchospora corniculata (Lam.) A. Gray

Shortbristle horned beaksedge, Horned Beakrush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Rhynchospora corniculata var. interior

USDA Symbol: RHCO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Yellow-Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-34 Collected 2010-09-06 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

USDA: Find Rhynchospora corniculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhynchospora corniculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhynchospora corniculata


Record Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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