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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Rhynchospora colorata

Rhynchospora colorata (L.) H. Pfeiffer

Whitetop Sedge, White-topped Sedge, Starrush Whitetop, Star Sedge, Star Rush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
USDA Symbol: RHCO7

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-TS-1

Field Data Form:
Collection Date: 2009-07-27
Accession Number: LBJWC-TS-1
Collection Number: TS-1
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Van der Ende, G., Seigenthaler, T., Strickland, S.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 29N
Phytoregion_full: Edwards Plateau
State: Texas
County: Travis
Municipality: Shield Ranch
Location: Population scattered on banks along full length (10.4km) of Barton Creek. Collected from most accessable areas.

Latitude: 30.271650
Longitude: -97.986230
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 267 M
Elevation in M: 267

land_owner: Private

Habitat Data

Soil Texture: Tan silt-sand

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 500+
Population Size: 1000
Height: 1 ft

Inventory Data

LBJWC: 3000 seeds
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