Rhynchospora cephalantha A. Gray

Distribution: Southern U. S.

Habitat: Miscellaneous wet habitats

Florida status: Native.

Recognition: Plants tending to be tall (>1 m), the spikelets in a dense head, this hemispherical to globose. This is one of our two species having retrorsely barbed perianth bristles: This species has achenes 3 mm long vs. 2.5 mm in R. microcephala.