Barberpole Sedge (Scirpus microcarpus)

Barberpole Sedge (Scirpus microcarpus)

I learned what Dark Green Bulrush sedges looked like the other day. This seems like that to me only the tops are WAY bigger with far more going on. I love the close up shot of the inflorescence. Note the band of dark red on the leaf sheath. These were in the jack pot...
Shallow Sedge (Carex lurida)

Shallow Sedge (Carex lurida)

      These Shallow Sedges were hanging out with the Toad Rushes I posted earlier at Thrush Cottage on Little Webb Pond in Waltham, Maine. My favorite thing about them is how kinky the leaf gets in...
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...