There are only a handful of guys in Ohio qualified to lead a sedge workshop- and this is one of them- Dr. Jim Bissell from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He knows his stuff, and we were thrilled to be learning from a master, the sedge master.
Buxbaum's Sedge, Carex buxbaumii (don't start sweating Sedge-heads, this in NOT from Geuaga Co. It is an old photo from my file.)
Whats not to like about a sedge? They have great geometry and color, come in all shapes and sizes and are as confusing as heck! Oh, yeah, did I mention they are confusing? We like a good challenge.
And if you have any interest in really learning sedges, you'll need to have a good magnifying lens.
Some folks brought a good book to the class to help them key out sedges. I brought a good botanist: Steve McKee. I was lucky my friend was happy to attend this day of wonderful sedginess.
Interested in learning more? Here is a great guide- until we get one for our own state. Come on Mr. Gardner... we are counting on you!
And of all the places to see this license plate- a sedge workshop.. no real surprise there!