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Rhynchospora caduca (Anglestem beaksedge)
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Rhynchospora caduca

Rhynchospora caduca Elliott

Anglestem Beaksedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Rhynchospora patula

USDA Symbol: RHCA9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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