Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Carex bicknellii
    Prairie sedge

The genus Carex is one of the largest, and is well represented in all of the ecotypes in central North America. These plants are often mistaken for grasses. This particular species is most often encountered in dry, flat prairie remnants along old railroad rights-of-way. It produces its flowering head (pictured here) in mid May.

Carex bicknelii

This photograph was taken in Starke County Indiana.

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Carex bicknellii on Texas A&M's "CyberSedge". A must if you're trying to identify this species.

Carex bicknellii abstract from Britton, hosted by Ohio DNR.

 

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