CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record rhynchospora_capitellata - Sat, Dec. 4, 2021, 18:39 ET b
Rhynchospora capitellata
common namebrownish beaked-rush
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.2
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (17):
Jawbone Ridge (457D) 3712071, Sebastopol (502A)(*?) 3812247, Pollack Pines (525D) 3812075, Chicago Park (541B) 3912028, Grass Valley (542A) 3912121, Pike (557B) 3912048, North Bloomfield (557C) 3912038, Nevada City (558D) 3912131, Cascade (574B) 3912162, Clipper Mills (574C) 3912152, Brush Creek (575A) 3912163, Kimshew Point (591B) 3912184, Pulga (591C) 3912174, Paradise West (592C) 3912176, Crescent Mills (605C) 4012018, Shingletown (627B) 4012148, Trinity Center (666B) 4012286
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Butte (BUT), El Dorado (ELD), Mariposa (MPA), Nevada (NEV), Plumas (PLU), Sonoma (SON)(*?), Tehama (TEH), Trinity (TRI), Yuba (YUB), Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Conneticut (CT), District of Columbia (DC), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Massachusetts (MA), Maryland (MD), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), Missouri (MO), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), Nebraska (NE), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), Tennesee (TN), Texas (TX), Virginia (VA), Vermont (VT), Wisconsin (WI), West Virginia (WV)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)
•Marshes and swamps (MshSw)
•Upper montane coniferous forest (UCFrs)/mesic
blooming period Jul-Aug  
elevation range45 - 2000 meters
Possibly threatened by grazing and development. See Rhodora 46:115-121 (1944) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameRhynchospora capitellata (Michx.) Vahl
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  RHCA12 Element Code  PMCYP0N080
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 from

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