Two-Color Beak-Sedge
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Two-Color Beak-Sedge
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Two-Color Beak-Sedge
Botanical name: Rhynchospora wightiana    Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Synonyms: Haplostylis wightianus, Rhynchospora discolor

Two-Color Beak-Sedge is a tufted annual herb, with hairless stem 15-40 cm tall. Leaves are narrow, linear, up to 12 cm long. Leaf margins are fringed with hair. Flowers are reddish-brown heads with many clustered spikelets. There are 3-6 leaf-like bracts just below the flower-heads. Nuts are brown. Two-Color Beak-Sedge is found in wet, sandy areas. Flowering: August-October.

Identification credit: Satish Pardeshi Photographed at Yeoor Hills, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra.

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