Bog-fen Carex of the Upper Midwest

Armchair botanists can now view the sedges from bogs and fens without getting their feet wet. Carex may look mundane, but their small structual parts are beautiful. Beauty is in the details of design of those envelope like sacs that hold the seed-like achene, to the art nouveau-like patterns on the sheaths where the leaves attach.

Lindaeus, Linda W. Curtis, writes articles for WES Wisconsin Entomological Society, Palmetto, Journal of Florida Native Plant Society,  The NE Illinois Native Plant Society, and INPS Erigenia and Harbinger, and The Wisconsin Botanical Club.

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