Identification: Grass D: Multiple Seed Heads with Cores that are the Same Color as Outer Parts

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  1. jason9v

    jason9v Active Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Do you know what this plant is? It is a grass, and has multiple seed heads at the end of stalks, and its seed heads are the same color both at the core and the outer parts.

    Location : Mount Seymour
    Elevation : 1000 to 1100 m
    Season : Late July

    Jason

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A sedge (Carex or closely related genus), not a grass. Not sure which species occur in that area.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Carex mertensii or one of its close look-alikes.

    Sedges are best identified by looking at the fruits.
     
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    I will try to take some close-up photos of the sedge fruits later this year.
     

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