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Little Prickly Sedge

Little Prickly SedgeCarex scirpoides

Another common and easily recognized sedge of low grounds is the Little Prickly Sedge (Carex scirpoides) which blooms during the spring and summer.

The leaves are thread-like, and the slender stems, seldom rising more than fifteen inches from the soil, form low tufts of light, glistening green.

The three to six tiny spikes are very short and are almost globose in form and as they open widely appear like small, star-shaped flowers.