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Sedges are distinguished from grasses by their three-sided, solid stems and by leaves with three ranks instead of two (artwork by Claire Tremblay).
Sedge is a grasslike plant common throughout temperate and cold regions.
Sedges are readily distinguished from GRASSES by their 3-sided, solid stems and by leaves with 3 ranks instead of 2.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007262   (299 words)

 sedge - Encyclopedia.com
sedge common name for members of the Cyperaceae, a family of grasslike and rushlike herbs found in all parts of the world, especially in marshes of subarctic and temperate zones.
Sedge is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Cyperaceae.
Biomass and CO2 flux in wet sedge tundras: responses to nutrients, temperature, and light.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-sedge.html   (1163 words)

 Easy Lawns—Low-Maintenance Native Grasses for Gardeners
Five sedges that have shown excellent promise as substitutes for traditional lawngrasses are catlin sedge (Carex texensis), Texas Hill Country sedge (C. perdentata), Baltimore sedge (C. senta), Pennsylvania sedge (C. pensylvanica), and California meadow sedge (C. pansa).
Catlin sedge is adapted to a wide variety of climates, from the hot, muggy Southeast to the hot, dry Southwest.
Sedge lawns are usually planted from plugs, as the seeds of many sedges are short lived and have low germination rates.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/sustainable/handbooks/lawns/5.html   (1145 words)

 Identification of Sedge and Sedge-Like Weeds in Florida Citrus
Sedges usually have triangular stems with leaves arranged in groups of three and are similar to grasses in many attributes.
Sedge species may be found in a wide range of conditions, ranging from very wet to dry and in many soil types.
Sedges are of little economic value to man but can be very competitive with the desired crop for water, nutrients and space.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /HS205   (1156 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Sedge, Sweet - Herb Profile and Information
The Sweet Sedge is a vigorous, reed-like, aquatic plant, flourishing in ditches, by the margins of lakes and streams and in marshy places generally, associated with reeds, bullrushes and bur-reed.
As the Sweet Sedge did not grow near London, but had to be fetched at considerable expense from Norfolk and Suffolk, one of the charges of extravagance brought against Cardinal Wolsey was his habit of strewing his floors with fresh rushes.
---Description---The Sweet Sedge is a perennial herb, in habit somewhat resemblingthe Iris, with a long, indefinite, branched, cylindrical rhizome immersed in the mud, usually smaller than that of the Iris, about the thickness of a finger and emitting numerous roots.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/s/sedges39.html   (3967 words)

  Sedge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sedge warblers advertise their presence by a chattering and varied song, but are often invisible due to the dense herbage they haunt.
Sedge warblers devote most time to singing — either from the depths of cover or from such vantage points as alders and birches in full view.
The entire breeding population of sedge warblers winters in Africa south of the Sahara.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /bird-guide/sedge-warbler.htm   (480 words)

  PCA Alien Plant Working Group - Asiatic Sand Sedge (Carex kobomugi)
The mature sedge is a coarse and stout member of the genus that forms extensive colonies through cord-like rhizomes that extend many feet under the sand and produce new shoots.
Although the circumstances of its introduction are unclear, sand sedge was apparently introduced intentionally for use as a sand binder in erosion-prone areas and may have spread accidentally as a result of its use as a packing material in ship cargo.
Because Asiatic sand sedge is capable of forming extensive colonies, early detection and treatment of infestations is critical for effective management.
www.nps.gov /plants/alien/fact/cako1.htm   (1611 words)

Sedges are the aquatic cousins to butterflies and moths.
Sedges are one of the last aquatic bugs to start hatching in the spring and one of the first to disappear in the fall.
As the sedge pupa leaves the casing and swims to the surface it is one of the main food sources of the trout.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/angling/bugs/caddisfly/caddisfly.phtml   (1572 words)

 sedge - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sedge, common name for a family of grasslike flowering plants with characteristically triangular stems.
Water Chestnut, common name for any member of the only genus of a plant family of aquatic herbs, and for their nutlike fruit, and also for the Chinese...
Sedge : pictures of plants of the sedge family
ca.encarta.msn.com /sedge.html   (117 words)

 Profile of the Western Skunk Cabbage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tall marsh sedge is usually found in shallow water or on very wet ground especially along rivers or in coastal swamps.
Sedge species, along with several other closely associated plant groups, are part of the Cyperaceae which is commonly called the Sedge Family.
Sedges are quite a success story as there are about 4,000 species included in some 70 genera world-wide, and found on all of the continents, including Antarctica..
www.hylebos.org /statepark/Sedge.htm   (591 words)

 Controlling Sedges in Turfgrasses
Sedges are usually more of a problem in wet soils and can most often be found around areas that stay wet, such as around sprinkler heads or areas that do not drain well.
Cylindric sedge and Texas sedge are less common but can be found, and in the southeastern part of the state, green kyllinga can be found.
Green kyllinga is perennial sedge and is common in turf in the southeastern coastal area and in states south of North Carolina.
www.turffiles.ncsu.edu /pubs/weeds/sedgecon.html   (1001 words)

 Encyclopedia of the Arctic
Sedge meadows are among the most distinctive and characteristic of tundra plant communities, appearing in imperfectly drained lowlands as dense green swards or lawns dominated by a variety of grass-like sedges and cottongrasses.
Sedge meadows are wetlands related structurally, functionally, and botanically to the open peatlands or mires of the northern boreal forest.
Sedge meadows serve as important forage habitat for a number of terrestrial herbivores, most conspicuously caribou and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus), but also a number of smaller animals such as microtine rodents (lemmings and voles) and Arctic hare.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/arctic/sedge.html   (1305 words)

 San Marcos Growers >Sedges
Sedges have edges and rushes are round, grasses are hollow and rush all around
This attractive sedge is native to the stream banks of New Zealand.
This New Zealand sedge has vertical growth of 1 to 2 feet and a light airy appearance that is useful in mass or as an accent.
www.smgrowers.com /info/sedge.asp   (1180 words)

 sedge - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sedge, common name for a family of grasslike flowering plants with characteristically triangular stems.
Water Chestnut, common name for any member of the only genus of a plant family of aquatic herbs, and for their nutlike fruit, and also for the Chinese...
Sedge : pictures of plants of the sedge family
encarta.msn.com /sedge.html   (132 words)

 Sedge Wren?, Concord, Massachusetts, August 2005 Photo Gallery by Glen Tepke at pbase.com
Pyle does note that the crown and rump of a sedge have diagnostic white streaking on the crown and rump in all plumages (though juv has less white streaking on upperparts, especially on the crown).
The fact that one was singing nearby the day before, however, and that sedges can be late and sporadic in arriving at territories (the golden guide notes august arrivals), gives some room for pause--unless, of course, we're talking about a family, and not just one bird.
Overall, there's nothing inconsistent with sedge wren, and plenty inconsistent with marsh--no clean supercilium, a streaked back [the marsh either has the bold fl/white patch in the middle (ad) or a few fl streaks (juv), but not long brown/buff streaks], barring throughout the wing, and a very soft buff color on the breast sides.
www.pbase.com /gtepke/sedge_wren_0508   (891 words)

 Ross' Sedge: Minnesota DNR
Locations of Ross's sedge in northeastern MN This species was found during a floristic investigation in northern Cook County, MN as part of a graduate study (Gerdes 2001) receiving support from Michigan Technological University, the Superior National Forest, and the Minnesota County Biological Survey.
In Lake County the sedge was found growing on a steep, diabase slope in shallow soil and talus.
Sedges occurring in sunny, dry-parched habitats typically flower and fruit early in the season, while species in wetlands and cool habitats are often in their prime later in the season.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /wildflowers/rosssedge.html   (581 words)

 Sedge Wren
A chattering trill is sung by the male Sedge Wren from a perch atop sedges or small bushes.
The Sedge Wren ranges from southeastern Saskatchewan to southern Maine, south to Arkansas, West Virginia and Virginia.
The nest is built in sedges or rush-like grasses within 1 to 2 feet of muddy ground or shallow water.
www.shawcreekbirdsupply.com /sedge_wren_info.htm   (365 words)

 sedge. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The name sedge is also used specifically for species of the genus Carex of the same family.
Some sedges are woven into mats and chair seats, and a few provide coarse hay.
Sedge is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Cyperaceae.
www.bartleby.com /65/se/sedge.html   (244 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Search for sedge species starts
Saltmarsh sedge, or Carex salina, is found along the coast of Scandinavia, northern Russia and the eastern seaboard of North America.
The saltmarsh sedge was discovered in 2004 at Morvich, at the head of Loch Duich, and was sent to Edge Hill University in Lancashire for analysis.
Sedges are one of the largest plant families in the world and are most common in wet habitats.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/6317367.stm   (556 words)

 NPWRC :: Wetland Plants
III.A. Sedge meadows are dominated by the sedges (Cyperaceae) growing on saturated soils.
The sedges of the genus Carex are mostly long-lived and competitive grass-like plants that have three-ranked leaves and triangular, solid stems.
This is opposed to the two-ranked leaves and cylindrical, hollow stems of grasses, or the apparently "leafless," cylindrical, solid stems of rushes (Juncus).
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/plants/mnplant/sedge.htm   (426 words)

 sedge meadow   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This area in the wildflower garden is a demonstration of a spring-fed pool.
Sedge Meadows occur naturally in wet prairies, spring areas, and river flood plains.
They support a rich array of plants like queen-of-the-prairie, turtlehead, blue-flag iris and about 140 species of sedges in Missouri, some of which are growing in this area.
www.shawnature.org /nativeland/sedgemeadow.aspx   (128 words)

 Sedges, garden plants for damp and shade   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sedges are not part of the grass and bamboo family they are not even close relatives.
If your sedges are showing any signs of stress the best thing is to up with them and shift them somewhere else, it wont harm them, they are survivors and want to survive and do well just as you do.
Choose carefully and enjoy your sedges they are truly worth the time an thought.
www.potandgrass.co.uk /sedges_information.html   (391 words)

 The RSPB: Sedge warbler
The sedge warbler is a small, quite plump, warbler with a striking broad creamy stripe above its eye, and greyish brown legs.
A good place to try in summer is near a reedbed or a damp wetland, particularly near dawn and dusk when sedge warblers are most active.
Sedge warbler perched on phragmites - Nigel Blake
www.rspb.org.uk /birds/guide/s/sedgewarbler/index.asp   (383 words)

 All About Birds
Perhaps because of the highly transitory nature of its nesting habitats, the Sedge Wren moves around a great deal from year to year, not staying in one place for long.
The Sedge Wren is one of the most nomadic territorial birds in North America.
On a given area, it may be present in numbers in one year, and be completely absent the next.
www.birds.cornell.edu /AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Sedge_Wren.html   (127 words)

 Atkin & Co. - Sedge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She is a very little boat for use in many, many places, such as along river levees or through the sedge that stands waist-deep in salt water.
Sedge is 15 feet 3 inches overall, 12 feet on the waterline, 4 feet 7 inches beam, and 5 inches draft (without motor).
Sedge can be built successfully and practically of waterproof marine plywood -- 1/2 inch on her underbody and 3/8 inch on her topsides.
www.boat-links.com /Atkinco/Oar/Sedge.html   (320 words)

 Wallace W Hansen Native Plants of the NorthwestCarex Obnupta Slough Sedge Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sedges belong to the large family Cyperaceae with over 4,000 species scattered throughout all temperate regions of the world.
Sedges are also mistaken for grasses as both have inconspicuous, even drab, flowers.
The Slough Sedge is differentiated from other sedges in three ways: the seed sac (or perigynium) is shiny; the lower leaf sheaths tend to shred, and the flowering stem (or culm) sits above the lower leaves and stems (or culms) which are erect and stiff.
www.nwplants.com /plants/wetlands/cyperaceae/carex_obnupta   (1295 words)

 Wood Gray Sedge (Carex grisea)
Sometimes it is called 'Gray Sedge' and 'Narrow-Leaved Sedge,' but it is not gray and its leaf blades are not narrow for a sedge.
The staminate flowers of Davis' Sedge are located toward the bottom of the uppermost pistillate spikelet; this sedge lacks a separate staminate spikelet.
Davis' Sedge also has finely hairy sheaths (at least on immature plants), while the sheaths of Wood Gray Sedge are always hairless.
www.illinoiswildflowers.info /grasses/plants/wg_sedge.htm   (597 words)

 Nebraska Sedge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nebraska sedge occurs from the lower valleys to the spruce-fir zone, its determining factor being water rather than elevation.
Nebraska sedge is a valuable forage species, highly palatable to cattle, horses, and elk, and moderately palatable to sheep and mule deer.
Because it is a common riparian species, Nebraska sedge is an important indicator of the effects of grazing in riparian areas.
extension.usu.edu /rangeplants/Grasses/nebraskasedge.htm   (325 words)

 AMC: Mountain Watch - Alpine Plant Profiles, Bigelow's Sedge
This sedge meadow community is restricted to high elevations within the alpine zone, and tends to grow in flat or poorly drained areas.
Environmental Change Issues — While most plant and animal species have the ability to shift their distributions north or south in response to climate change, alpine habitat in the Northeast is distributed as isolated islands surrounded by inhospitable spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests.
Because Bigelow’s sedge is a high elevation species within the alpine zone, suitable habitat may be reduced or eliminated if alpine areas shrink in response to climate change.
www.outdoors.org /conservation/mountainwatch/bigelows-sedge.cfm   (603 words)

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