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Rhynchospora latifolia (Baldw. ex Ell.) Thomas
Sandswamp whitetop, Sand-swamp whitetop, Whitetop sedge
Synonyms: Dichromena latifolia
USDA Symbol: RHLA7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Unlike most members of the sedge family, 7-10 conspicuous white leaves (bracts) at the top of this 1-3 ft. grass-like plant enable it to be seen from considerable distances. The bracts surround the terminal, inconspicuous flowers.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX Native Distribution:
Coastal plain from NC to s.e. TX Native Habitat:
Moist to wet savannas & open places USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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:
- Newark, DE
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Record Modified: 2011-04-28
Research By: TWC Staff