Rhynchospora caduca

anglestem beaksedge
Family

Cyperaceae

Leaf Arrangement

alternate

Leaf Type

simple

Leaf Shape

lanceolate

Growth Form

graminoid

Flower Color

inconspicuous

Flower Month

July - September

Height (meters)

0.6 - 1.3

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

perennial

Growing Season

Warm season


Wetland Class

OBL

Wetland Coefficient of Conservatism

7

Prairie Coefficient of Conservatism

6

Field Characters

A rhizomous perennial, 7-13 dm tall, with culms 2-4 mm thick at the base and willowy at the top.

Natural History

Frequent in moist sandy soils throughout Louisiana and near the coast in east Texas. Rhynchospora caduca is sometimes infected with ergot (Claviceps purpurea).

Habitat

Moist sand, marshes, wet soil, ditches, savannahs, and low woods.