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Rhynchospora odorata C. Wright ex Griseb.
Fragrant beaksedge

Rhynchospora odorata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Hemsley, W.B., Report of the scientific results of the voyage of HMS Challenger, Botany, vol. 1, vol. 1(1): p. 76, t. 10 (1885) [M. Smith]

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Bermuda, Southeastern United States and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).

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

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Rhynchospora odorata available from :

Rhynchospora odorata has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve 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
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Nicodemus Slough 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
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Rhynchospora odorata has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Rhynchospora odorata has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Wetland
Floodplain Forest
Hydric Hammock
Marl Prairie
Swale

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Rhynchospora odorata
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Hemsley, W.B., Report of the scientific results of the voyage of HMS Challenger, Botany, vol. 1, vol. 1(1): p. 76, t. 10 (1885) [M. Smith]