Rhynchospora chalarocephala

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Rhynchospora chalarocephala
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Photo by W. A. McAvoy, 2015. The Flora of Delaware Online
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Order: Cyperales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Rhynchospora
Species: R. chalarocephala
Binomial name
Rhynchospora chalarocephala
Fernald & Gale
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Natural range of Rhynchospora chalarocephala from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Loosehead beaksedge, Loose-headed beaksedge

Taxonomic notes

Description

A description of Rhynchospora chalarocephala is provided in The Flora of North America.

Distribution

Ecology

Habitat

Rhynchospora chalarocephala can be found in pine savannas, open depressions in oak-hickory woodlands bordering titi, thickets boardering lakes, seepage slopes, bogs, boggy savannas, open pine flatwoods, pond edges, swampy Hypericum/Ilex thickets, swampy woodland edges, margins of sinkhole ponds, cypress swamp edges, and stream edges. [1] It can also occur along logging roads, edges of titi bogs bordering logging roads, powerline corridors, hillside seepages, hiking trails in wiregrass-longleaf pine woodlands, roadside ditches, disturbed roadside seepage bogs, and culverts. Associated species include Xyris jupicai, X. baldwiniana, X. drummondii, X. scabrifolia, X. difformis var. curtissii, X. longisepala, Orontium, Lilium iridollae, Platanthera blephariglottis, Mayaca, Triadenum, Pinguicula, Sarracenia, Sarracenia alta, Fuirena, Bacopa, Hypericum, Ilex, Drosera capilaris, Eriocaulon texense, Eryngium integrifolium, Liatris pycnostachya, Marshallia tenuifolia, Polygala ramosa, Ptilimnium costatum, Rhynchospora oligantha, R. macra, R. fascicularis, R. gracilen, Scleria reticularis, Rhexia, Scirpus cyperinus, Mikania, Polygonum, Nyssa, Pinckneya, Magnolia, Liquidambar, Quercus, and titi. [1]

Soil types include sandy peat, sandy loam, loamy sand, mucky soil, peaty soil, sandy alluvial soil, and peat over white sand. [1]

Phenology

Flowering has been observed July and August and fruiting March through November. [1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Robert Kral, Loran C. Anderson, Robert K. Godfrey, Wilson Baker, A. F. Clewell, T. MacClendon, K. MacClendon, G. Wilder, B. Thomas, J. Roche, Steve L. Orzell, Edwin L. Bridges, Chris Buddenhagen, Austin Mast, W. W. Thomas, Becky Bee, Bob Moyer. States and Counties: Florida: Bay, Calhoun, Clay, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington. Georgia: Worth. New Jersey: Ocean. North Carolina: Brunswick. South Carolina: Horry. Texas: Jasper. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.