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.
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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