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Rhynchospora colorata

White topped sedge

Rhynchospora colorata is a sedge native to the southeastern coastal plain. It is naturally found in wetland habitats, and grows best in full sun to part shade with soils that are moist to wet. This sedge has green foliage that can grow up to two feet tall and dies back mostly in the winter. It flowers in the summer and attracts many pollinators. While the flowers themselves are insignificant, they are framed by bright white leaves (bracts), which create the appearance of long lasting, star-shaped flowers. This plant is fairly resistant to deer and has a slight salt tolerance. Rhynchospora colorata is an excellent choice as a specimen plant in a wet part of a yard or rain garden, or to use for stormwater control.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Rhynchospora colorata - 1 Gallon

White topped sedge

3 in stock

Rhynchospora colorata - 4 inch

White topped sedge

852 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation