Sep. 19, 2017

stiff sedge, Carex tetanica

It's too bad I've been reluctant to get into sedges. Certainly in the real world I'm not reluctant at all. They mostly grow in wetlands. The issue of course is that they don't have petals. They are entirely wind pollinated, so they have no need to attract other pollinators, or us. They are, however, a very important family of plants. One of the largest and most wide spread in the world. They do a very good job tending the wetlands we need so badly. Stiff sedge grows in CT(S), DE, IA, IL, IN, KY(E), MA(S), MD(X), ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA(T), RI, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV, MB, ON, and SK(T). Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 5/11/11.