Monday, April 20, 2015

Say It With Carex

Sedge, Carex pensylvanica, grows in tufts in the woods. While sedges look like grasses from a distance, close inspection reveals their differences. This sedge prefers the broken canopy of a large white oak or disturbed sites like the old farm road in our woods.

The inflorescence is like no grass I've known, and flowering super early, unlike the grasses that have only recently been greening up.

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