Sedges and Rushes

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Sedges have edges, rushes are round and grasses are hollow right down to the ground.  

All around the reserve Spring Sedge is in flower. The stamens are at the head of the flower stem, whilst the stigmas are lower down.  And yes the sedge does have edges!

Spring Sedge

Cotton Grass is not a grass but a sedge.  It is starting to flower in the Scrapes but because of its dull brown colour is not easy to see.

Cotton Grass

However by summer you will not be able to miss it!

Cotton Grass

This is Field Woodrush, also known as Good Friday Grass. No it is not a grass but a rush!

Spring Sedge


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