Feb. 16, 2022

yellowfruit sedge, Carex annectens

Posting yellowfruit sedge almost feels like taking the day off. There's so little to say about another sedge that we haven't already said. One of the great values of these mostly wetland plants is that there are so many of them. There are about 2000 species worldwide, and about 480 with us. They have evolved to suit just about every habitat, but are most important for wetlands. Yellowfruit occupies the zone between completely dry meadows and very wet ones in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, NB, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 5/22/14. Sedge family, Cyperaceae.