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Rhynchospora recognita (Globe beaksedge)
Leander, Bruce

Rhynchospora recognita

Rhynchospora recognita (Gale) Kral

Globe Beaksedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Rhynchospora globularis var. recognita, Rhynchospora obliterata

USDA Symbol: RHRE8

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Brown
Bloom Notes: Fruiting spring–summer to early fall.


USA: AL , AR , CA , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1191 Collected 2008-07-02 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-03-13
Research By: DEW

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