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Hairy-peduncled Beakrush (Rhynchospora crinipes)

Under the microscope is seen a reference specimen from the University of West Florida herbarium to confirm the characteristic morphology of Rhynchospora crinipes.

Photo Credit: Ashlynn Smith
  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • State: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC
  • Nature Serve ID: 157416
  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/31/2021

Where is Hairy-peduncled Beakrush (Rhynchospora crinipes) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Hairy-peduncled Beakrush can be found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina

Which CPC Partners conserve Hairy-peduncled Beakrush (Rhynchospora crinipes)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Atlanta Botanical Garden holds 15 accessions of Rhynchospora crinipes of wild origin.

Emily Coffey
  • 11/29/2021
  • Seed Collection

Success! In September 2021 over two days of collections at Blackwater River State Forest, a total of 675 seeds of Rhynchospora crinipes were added to conservation seed banks at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation.  We had to get up close and personal with these seeds under the microscope to verify that we had the correct species in hand.  As the common name Hairy-peduncled Beakrush suggests, we found hair-like structures on the short stalk of the achenes.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/31/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Atlanta Botanical Garden plans to make a conservation seed collection of this species in 2021 as part of CPC’s inaugural season of the Florida Plant Rescue seed collections initiative.

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Taxon Rhynchospora crinipes
Authority Gale
Family Cyperaceae
CPC Number 3748
ITIS 504778
Duration Perennial
Common Names Alabama beaked-rush | Hairy-peduncled Beak-rush
Associated Scientific Names Rhynchospora crinipes
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S1
Florida S2
Georgia S1
Mississippi S1
North Carolina S1
Ecological Relationships


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