Rhynchospora latifolia

giant whitetop, sandswamp whitetop

Cyperaceae

Synonyms:  Dichromena latifolia


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.5-2.5 ft    Width: 1.5-2 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wetland garden or informal savanna.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Savannas, wet prairies.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: This is a sedge. Most Rhynchospora species are wind pollinated. The white bracts of this species attract insects.