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Slender Sedge

Slender SedgeCarex gracillima

Slender Sedge (Carex gracillima) is common in moist meadows and also in drier soil by the waysides, where this plant is frequently found in the low, hedge-like growth that borders country walls and fences.

The whole plant, stem, leaf, and flowering-spike, is slender and bends to the slightest breeze. This sedge may be recognized by the green, fertile spikes which are very narrow and droop from hair-like peduncles.