Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pennsylvania Sedge

March 20, 2011- Worthington, Ohio

I don't think it's possible to be a botanist and to not love sedges.  Here's  a tight shot of Carex pensylvanica growing in our backyard. These brown overlapping things are scales- the scales are now concealing the very reduced sedge flowers, which is where all the love happens.  I'll try to keep an eye on this spike as it develops and post more pictures to help demystify sedge anatomy.  I love spring.



  1. Daniel Boone and I found 5 Carex species in bloom down in Adams County today! Great start to the season

  2. Looking forward to reading about your findings, Andrew! I went out today as well and found much more than I expected!