Plant ID forum: What kind of Carex/Sedge

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Chicago, Illinois
rhino57
Nov 12, 2016 6:50 AM CST
Please help identify. This photo was taken November 3, so the plant is starting to dry, but I believe it is a type of Sedge/Carex. Either Carex normalis maybe or Carex molesta? Or possibly Carex rosea (though the leaves on my sedge are pretty wide).There appears to be a distinctive ridge along the center of one leaf side, while the other is flat.
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Thanks for your help!
[Last edited by rhino57 - Nov 12, 2016 6:56 AM (+)]
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upat5
Nov 12, 2016 9:32 AM CST
If that second pic is the stem...it doesn't look like any sedge I know but I'm not an expert....what I did find that might help you is...this link from Illinois wildflowers that gives you a list of sedges you are likely to find in your area. Hope it helps!

http://www.illinoiswildflowers...
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 12, 2016 12:42 PM CST
The second picture looks typical of sedge leaves in general, but the flower stalk(?) is not familiar to me.
Porkpal

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