Rhynchospora harveyi

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Rhynchospora harveyi
Rhynchospora harveyi PHFP B 2015-05-18 KMR.jpg
Photo taken by Kevin Robertson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Order: Cyperales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Rhynchospora
Species: R. harveyi
Binomial name
Rhynchospora harveyi
W. Boott
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Natural range of Rhynchospora harveyi from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Harvey's beaksedge

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Rhynchospora harveyi var. harveyi


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




In the Coastal Plain in Florida and Georgia, R. harveyi can be found in longleaf pine forests, drying sandy loam of open pine-oak woodlands, and on dry wiregrass/longleaf pine sandhills. [1] It can also occur in cutover pinewoods with Fimbristylis and Cyperus, sandy loam on pond margins, roadsides, and partially cutover upland longleaf pine savannas. Associated species include Pinus palustris, Aristida stricta, Quercus, and Fimbristylis, Cyperus. [1]


Flowering has been recorded in August and fruiting May through September. [1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by gravity. [2]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Gary R. Knight, C. Jackson, D. E. Powell, R. A. Norris, Robert K. Godfrey, Andre F. Clewell, Steve L. Orzell. States and Counties: Florida: Franklin, Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Wakulla. Georgia: Thomas. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
  2. 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 Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.