Botanical name: Rhynchospora wightiana Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Synonyms: Haplostylis wightianus, Rhynchospora discolor
Wight's 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. Wight's Beak-Sedge is found in wet, sandy areas. Flowering: August-October.
Identification credit: Satish Pardeshi
The flower labeled Wight's Beak-Sedge is ...