Rhynchospora macrostachya A. Gray
Common Name: TALL BEAK-RUSH
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge
Status: SC

Local, but often common where found, on sandy-mucky, often marly, shores and in marshy hollows. Like its most interesting associates (Fuirena pumila, Lipocarpha micrantha, Rhynchospora scirpoides, etc.), it seems to thrive on recently exposed shores and dried lake beds. This is a species of primarily Coastal Plain distribution, extending northward in the Mississippi Valley and recurring in the western Great Lakes area.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Cass County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Mason County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1137.