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New Three Sisters Springs 2016 Report

The Vegetation of Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida is an ongoing research on a much disturbed property. The 2016 report covers the restoration trees, shrubs, palms, vines, and ferns. The 2017 report will cover the herbaceous plants and … Continue reading

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Sedges: Wild Ones Journal Summer 2016

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“Ouch!”

Article for WES, Wisconsin Entomological Society Oct 2015 by Linda W. Curtis One of my friends is an emergency room nurse at the local hospital. I asked her if she knew of any insect-cause problems and she answer, “Oh yes! … Continue reading

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Lake County Forest Preserves Horizon

A recent article by Linda Curtis in the Lake County Forest Preserves May issue, 2016 has information on sedges worth reading.

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What good are sedges?

I was having my hair cut today and I told the hairdresser that I found a small rare plant. She asked, “What good is it?” A fair question from someone who couldn’t care less. Well, it was only discovered in … Continue reading

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Sedge Season in the upper Midwest!

From Harbinger, Spring Issue 2016. Illinois Native Plant Society.   Botanist have documented almost 200 species at Hosah Park in Zion, Illinois. Of these, 169 are natives and thirteen are endangered or threatened. Among the more common are blazing star … Continue reading

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Rare Carex discovered

Palmetto, Journal of the Florida Native Plant Society, published in Dec. 2014 Read the article here: Carex peninsulae – Florida’s globally imperiled Carex Linda Curtis’ discovery of peninsula sedge, Carex paeninsulae, a category G2 plant. The plant image may be seen on … Continue reading

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Carex Corner, plus Bog-Fen Carex reviews

Carex Corner is written for Harbinger: Illinois Native Plant Society. Following after  is reviews for Bog-Fen Carex Wonderful reviews are coming in. Thanks to all. From Kew Botanic Garden, A. Marshall: “I like your description of a “belly-botanist” on p. … Continue reading

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Beautiful paintings

    Upper painting is a sedge meadow at LCFP Spring Bluff by steward Melissa Pierson, 2014. The lower painting was ussed by WES, Wisconsin Entomological Society of the Blandings Turtle and Ctenucha moth by Melissa Pierson, 2015,  as their … Continue reading

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The boar banned from sedges

I looked out my window and what did I see but a hairy beast under the sycamore tree. I saw his snout, and that tooth filled head, eating a sedge from my garden bed. I shouted, he snorted  as  I grabbed and pulled … Continue reading

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