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White-Topped Sedge

Rhynchospora colorata

Description:

I'm sure I've seen this grass-like flower before on ProjectNoah with an ID but I cannot find it back. Who helps out?

Habitat:

On the border of a garden in Puerto Rico. It is native to southeastern North America, from Virginia west to New Mexico in the United States, and south into the Caribbean islands.

1 Species ID Suggestions

White-Topped Sedge, Starrush Whitetop
Rhynchospora colorata Rhynchospora colorata


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8 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Wow... introduction to Cyperaceae family..

sttweets
sttweets 13 years ago

@florida33girl Thank you! I spend hours going over ProjectNoah, but I could not find another spotting (although I'm sure I've seen it before).

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Some similar Genus find
Androcymbium
Iphigenia

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Also check Eryngium sp.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

I find some Spermacoce species in worldwide tropical countries. What is in Rubiaceae family herbs and shrubs.

sttweets
sttweets 13 years ago

@Ashish After checking some images of the Spermacoce pusilla I don't think it's what I spotted. I'll keep on researching. Thanks!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

We find similar Spermacoce pusilla in India.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 13 years ago

Check Spermacoce sp

sttweets
Spotted by
sttweets

Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Spotted on Jun 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 8, 2011

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