Rhynchospora alba

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Rhynchospora alba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Rhynchospora
Species: R. alba
Binomial name
Rhynchospora alba
(L.) Vahl
  • Schoenus albus L.
  • Rhynchospora luquillensis Britt.

Rhynchospora alba, the white beak-sedge, is a plant in the sedge family, Cyperaceae. It is a tufted herbaceous perennial plant found in fairly acidic wetlands which have few plant nutrients.

In North America, it is widely distributed throughout the eastern United States, along the west coast, and across Canada. It is also found widely in Europe, including the British Isles.


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