Awl Fruited Sedge (Carex stipata)

This sedge has a seedhead consisting of sharp spikes.

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Sedges have edges goes the old saying. Stems on sedges are triangular and can be felt by rolling them between your fingers.

The sedge grows to be about 1-3.5 feet tall. Relatively large green-to-black spike-like inflorescence, with long, bright green strap-like leaves growing from a clump below. Stems clump-forming to 3' tall, stout, shorter than leaves. Leaf blades to 3/8" wide. Sheaths loose, papery.

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