Common name: fragrant beaksedge 
|Photo by John Gwaltney hosted at Southeastern Flora.com|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
C. Wright ex Griseb.
|Natural range of Rhynchospora odorata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonym: R. stipitata (Chapman)
R. odorata is a perennial graminoid of the Cyperaceae family that is native to North America.
R. odorata is commonly found in the southeastern United States; specifically Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana.
R. odorata proliferates in maritime swamp forests and maritime wet grasslands. Specimens have been collected from dry sands, burned palmetto slashpine flatwoods, brackish marsh, moist roadside, willow thicket, pineland, swampy woodland, pine flatwoods, sand loam in hammock, mesic flatwoods, and in coastal hammock.
Populations of Rhynchospora odorata have been known to persist through repeated annual burning.
Conservation, cultivation, and restoration
References and notes
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- USDA Plant Database
- URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Leo L. Minasian Jr., R.K. Godfrey, C. Jackson, Robert Kral, Mabel Kral, Richard S. Mitchell, K. Craddock Burks, William Lindsey, D.B. Ward, D. Burch, J.N. Triplett, Delzie Demaree, Steve Orzell, E. L. Bridges, O Lakela, William R. Stimson, A. H. Curtiss. States and counties: Florida (Wakulla, Franklin, Levy, Dixie, Collier, Volusia, Sumter, Pasco, Jefferson, Nassau, Monroe, Hernando, Gulf, Dade, Clay, Charlotte, Citrus, Broward, Brevard, Marion)
- Platt, W.J., R. Carter, G. Nelson, W. Baker, S. Hermann, J. Kane, L. Anderson, M. Smith, K. Robertson. 2021. Unpublished species list of Wade Tract old-growth longleaf pine savanna, Thomasville, Georgia.