Jun. 1, 2022

brownish sedge, Carex brunnescens

A touch for photography. A lot of minutes have flown while waiting for a windless moment. If petals are involved, you absolutely have to wait. Here the flower parts are a bit more stable, but the stem wanted to wave around. So just grab the stem! If you're at all steady, that should do. What brought this on are the parallel lines on the left of the image. Stems that couldn't be stopped were still waving in the breeze. Hope they're not too distracting. Sticks are another solution to the wind problem. Just split the end to hold the subject stem after you've pushed to other end into the ground. Brownish sedge grows in moderately wet places in woods, marshes and on shores in AK, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, and across Canada. Washtenaw Co MI, 6/2/22. Sedge family, Cyperaceae.