Taxon  Report   7095 
Rhynchospora alba  (L.) M. Vahl
White beaked rush,  White beaksedge
Rhynchospora alba
© 1996 Dean Wm. Taylor
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Rhynchospora alba
© 2006 Steve Matson
Rhynchospora alba
© 2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Rhynchospora alba, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Rhynchospora alba
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Rhynchospora
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Rhynchospora luquillensis
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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