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Rhynchospora rariflora (Michx.) Ell.
Fewflower beaksedge

Rhynchospora rariflora
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 70, fig. 11 (1909) [C. Fitch]

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the Greater Antilles and Central America.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Rhynchospora rariflora has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Reported
Dupuis Reserve Assumed to be Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Assumed to be Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Assumed to be Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native

Rhynchospora rariflora has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Collier County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Glades County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Rhynchospora rariflora has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Rhynchospora rariflora
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 70, fig. 11 (1909) [C. Fitch]