Rhynchospora latifolia

giant whitetop, sandswamp whitetop


Synonyms:  Dichromena latifolia


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.5-2.5 ft    Width: 1.5-2 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wetland garden or informal savanna.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic


Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Savannas, wet prairies.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is a sedge. Most Rhynchospora species are wind pollinated. The white bracts of this species attract insects.