Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

This sedge is SO CUTE!  Who knows if it’s really Carex scoparia?  Anybody?  Also very photogenic. I especially love its “fly away” hair.
Carex crinita

Carex crinita

I feel very exotic giving any of these sedges names.  I hope someone will offer correction if necessary.  I blame Lauren Brown for any mistakes since she makes it seem so easy in her book Grasses:  An Identification Guide.  I hope I get to meet her someday since she...
Nut Sedge

Nut Sedge

Once I photographed this sedge and found a name for it, I started to see it everywhere – mainly along the roadsides.  Today I saw it in the gardens at the Guilford Free Library, and I’m sure someone will come along and pull it up for a weed. I guess...
Carex laxiflora

Carex laxiflora

Sounds to me like a lazy sedge. I came out of a building the other day with Rachel in tow and stumbled over what most other people would be trying to throw weed killer on.  It was growing up out of a crack in the sidewalk.  My exclamation of “Oh! Look how cute...

Soft Rush

I love this rush.  I saw a drawing of it in Lauren Brown’s book Grasses:  An Identification Guide a few years ago and thought it was funny.  Imagine my delight when I saw it for real on the path to a falling down hunting cabin in Maine.  It was like finding an...