Calflora
Taxon  Report   7097    
Rhynchospora capitellata  (Michx.) Vahl
Brownish beaksedge,  Capitate beaked rush
Rhynchospora capitellata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Rhynchospora
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Raymondiella weatherbiana
PLANTS: Rhynchospora glomerata var. capitellata
PLANTS: Rhynchospora glomerata var. minor
More information about  Rhynchospora capitellata
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (RHCA12)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2019).