Rhynchospora globularis

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Rhynchospora globularis
Rhynchospora globularis SEF.jpg
Photo by John Gwaltney hosted at Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Rhynchospora
Species: R. globularis
Binomial name
Rhynchospora globularis
Chapm. Small
Natural range of Rhynchospora globularis from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: none

Variety: none


R. globularis is a annual/perennial graminoid of the Cyperaceae family that is native to North America.[1]


Found largely throughout the southeastern United States, R. globularis is specifically in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, as well as in the western state California. [1]



Sandy depressions, wet ditches, powerline corridors, and savannas are common habitats for R. globulairs.[2]


R. globularis has been observed flowering in January and March through September with peak inflorescence in May. [3]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by consumption by vertebrates. [4]

Conservation and Management

R. globularis is classified as endangered in Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and is of special concern in Kentucky. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 29 MAY 2018
  4. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.