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Rhynchospora megalocarpa A. Gray
Sandyfield beaksedge

Rhynchospora megalocarpa
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Rhynchospora megalocarpa available from :

Rhynchospora megalocarpa has been found in the following 33 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Blazingstar Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Daskas Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Fort Lauderdale Ex. Airport Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Tilton Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Rhynchospora megalocarpa has been found in the following 9 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
Palm Beach County Native

Rhynchospora megalocarpa has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Sandhill
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods
Xeric Hammock

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Rhynchospora megalocarpa
Copyright by: George D. Gann