It’s been a wild couple of weeks. “Over the next three weeks try [to] find one species in each of the 10 sections…” he said.
“Oh, sure”, i said. “This will be easy. Like a scavenger hunt and with three weeks to work in!” So apparently learning sedges is a lifetime project. I’m ok with that.
I took another little trip over to Wolf Run conservation area on the left is a thing I am practically certain is group phacocystis, C. gynandra. Go me!
Which brings us to this right hand page:
Habitat: along the old woods road
I’m going to say this is group lupulinae,
And turning the page?
I was very excited about the thing on the left, but on close inspection every single one of its little possibly-achenes had six sepals and each one had a hole in it where something had gone in or out. Every one of them was empty. None of that matched sedges that i had in the guides.
On the right side, growing in a boggy area pondside, was this other thing.
Given its size, habitat, and pergynia shape, i’m going with group vesicariae, C. baileyi
And turning the page in my notes:
I went to gillett pnd, on the richmond end and spent a happy afternoon on the northern shore by the dam.
On the left, growing in the dried up margin of the pond is this thing:
I am calling this an eleocharis obtusa.
And then on the right i have a photos of the achene and the barbs on the leaf:
I’m calling it group lupulinae, C. lupulina.
Ok, last page of the notes:
I’m going to say this is group multiflorae, C. Vulpinoidea.