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Rhynchospora corniculata (Lam.) Gray
Shortbristle horned beaksedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern United States and Cuba.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida


SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

Other data on Rhynchospora corniculata available from :

Rhynchospora corniculata has been found in the following 15 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Rhynchospora corniculata has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native

Rhynchospora corniculata has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Alluvial Forest
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Strand Swamp