I joined earlier today and have been going through some native to US plants to add photos, info, etc. Some do not have the common name I am familiar with. I cam probably live with it in most cases, but one in particular, I'd like added if at all possible.
Deflexed Bottle-Brush Sedge (Carex retrorsa)
The sedge I purchased has the common name of Deflexed Bottle-brush Sedge.
Is there any way to get this common name included?
Since I am new here, I'll share a little about me. My family and I live out in the country on nine acres surrounded by row crops. Because we started noticing and enjoying wildlife, in particular birds, we stopped having the neighbour take the hay. We're slowly changing this to native prairie, trying to stick with plants historically found in Iowa. We're on the souther edge of what is called the Prairie Pothole Region.
The first summer we didn't mow, we had Sedge Wrens, a male Bobwhite, nesting Western and Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, etc and so on.
We have one elderly duck that we cannot bear to part with. She's survived so much loss in her life and barely survived a mink attack. We spoil her. We now have 3-week old Rhode Island Reds, that we're trying not to spoil too much, but it's hard. They're cute and with feathers coming in, they still have their peeps. They are one child's project and other child will be trying to raise rabbits. We also have a dog, but I am not much of a pet person.
I do dream of taking care of wild birds with the goal of releasing them. Not sure where to begin with that with permits and stuff. We try to help the local raptor rehab in various ways. That may be as close as I get at this time.
I think I overdid it with planting. In trying to keep the yard natives free of weeds, the veggies got ignored. We dug our hapless green beans out of the weeds yesterday and harvested a whole gallon.
And as you can see, I can be wordy. Thank you for any help about the common names.