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Brownish Beaked-rush
Rhynchospora capitellata
About Brownish Beaked-rush (Rhynchospora capitellata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Rhynchospora capitellata is a species of sedge known by the common names brownish beaksedge and brownish beaked-rush. It is native to eastern North America and a few spots in the western United States. It grows in wet habitat, such as swamps, springtime meadows, and moist areas in forests. It is a perennial herb producing clumps of stems 20 to 100 centimeters tall, each stem sheathed with several narrow, pointed leaves. The inflorescence is a cluster of brown spikelets each about 3 or 4 millimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

0.7 - 3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 33.3" - 81.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.41" - 1.95", Coldest Month: 37.4" - 51.1", Hottest Month: 59.0" - 72.2", Humidity: 0.44" - 22.46", Elevation: 142" - 5588"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brownish Beakrush, Brownish Beaksedge

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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