Jan. 24, 2019

eastern woodland sedge, Carex blanda

Sedges are a big part of any wetland story. Well, they would be if they had petals. Lacking those, they don't attract much human attention. They just quietly go about their job of making our water and air better. At Ives Fen Preserve, they work particularly hard. There are 49 species known in the preserve, soon to be 50. There's a patch in the southwest woods that we need a specimen of for confirmation. This one grows almost anywhere in AL, AR, CT , DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY, MB, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 4/28/17.