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Rhynchospora divergens Chapm. ex M.A. Curtis
Spreading beaksedge

Rhynchospora divergens
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 70, fig. 13,14 (1909) [C. Fitch]

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba), Mexico and Central America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, visit Grasses of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Other data on Rhynchospora divergens available from :

Rhynchospora divergens has been found in the following 41 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Cholee Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Rhynchospora divergens has been found in the following 11 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Rhynchospora divergens has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Sinkhole

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Rhynchospora divergens
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 70, fig. 13,14 (1909) [C. Fitch]