Rhynchospora tracyi

Tracy's beakrush

Introduction

Instead of having open clusters of spikelets as some other beakrushes, Tracy’s beakrush has spherical heads of beaked spikelets. It can grow into large colonies. Some wading birds prefer Tracy’s beakrush habitat to others.

Description

Tracy’s beakrush is a beakrush sedge. from rhizomes; stems slender, almost round, to 4 ft. tall; leaf blades long, slender, folded, to 3 ft. long, to 1/2 in. wide; inflorescence has 1-6 large spherical heads, to 1 in. wide, at stem tip; spikelets tan or greenish, lance-shaped, long evident “beaks”, long toothed bristles.