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Rhynchospora colorata

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Dichromena colorata
Phonetic Spelling
RIN-koh-SPOR-uh kol-oh-RAH-tuh
Description

Narrowleaf Whitetop Sedge is a native perennial found in wet coastal areas, dunes, and along roadsides and ditches.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sedge#NC native#roadside#coastal areas#food source fall#food source herbage#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#native sedge#food source hard mast fruit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sedge#NC native#roadside#coastal areas#food source fall#food source herbage#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#native sedge#food source hard mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhynchospora
    Species:
    colorata
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A., Mexico, South America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grass
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from June to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from May to September.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil