Taxon  Report   7097 
Rhynchospora capitellata  (Michaux) M. Vahl
Brownish beaksedge,  Capitate beaked rush
Rhynchospora capitellata
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
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Rhynchospora capitellata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb 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 capitellata
© 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Rhynchospora
Coastal Salt Marsh, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Raymondiella weatherbiana
PLANTS: Rhynchospora glomerata var. capitellata
PLANTS: Rhynchospora glomerata var. minor
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 22, 2017).

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