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Rhynchospora colorata

Rhynchospora colorata (L.) H. Pfeiffer

Dichromena colorata (L.) Hitchc.

Rhynchospora drummondiana Steud.

Rhynchospora stellata (Lam.) Griseb.

Schoenus coloratus L.

Starrush Whitetop

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyCyperaceaeSedge family
GenusRhynchosporaFrom the Greek rhynchos, “horn, beak, snout,” and spora or sporos, “seed, spore,” thus “beaked seed”

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Rhynchospora colorata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Rhynchospora colorata (Starrush Whitetop)

4/14/2015 · Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 4½" (14 × 11 cm)

Rhynchospora colorata (Starrush Whitetop)

4/12/2015 · Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 10 cm)


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