Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Globe Beaked-rush
Rhynchospora recognita
Family: Cyperaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S3

Open wet soils.

Species Description:
Perennial sedge.

Flowering Period: late May-October

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves of are flat, and about 2-4 mm wide. The fruit are brown with transverse ridges. It is part of the R. globularis complex (see Jones 2005 for additional information).

The habitat for this species is especially sensitive to changes in hydrology and not likely to withstand much alteration. Grazing or browsing pressure, vegetation removal, hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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