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Rhynchospora plumosa Ell.
Plumed beaksedge

Rhynchospora plumosa
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Cuba) and Central America.

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 plumosa available from :

Rhynchospora plumosa has been found in the following 20 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Rhynchospora plumosa has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Rhynchospora plumosa has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Wet Flatwoods

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Rhynchospora plumosa
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Rhynchospora plumosa
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.