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Bolivar Naturally

White-topped Sedge

Rhynchospora colorata

Alternate Names: Umbrella grass, Star-rush, Ghost-grass

Family: (Cyperaceae) Sedge

Habitat: Wet ditches and fields

Height: 2-3 ft.

Bloom Period: April - August

Description: Perennial. Grass-like leaves. Very attractive sedge for wet areas. White-topped sedge used to be common on the peninsula. The masses of flower-like bracts sparkled in marshlands. White-topped Sedge was a victim of Hurricane Ike and has disappeared from the peninsula. We eagerly await its return! Please report any sightings to us.

Propagation Tips: Plants spread to form colonies. May be transplanted with care.

White-topped Sedge
White-topped Sedge

Winnie Burkett. Photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula.

White-topped Sedge
White-topped Sedge

Winnie Burkett. Photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula.

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