Tufted Clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)

While canoeing through a wetland in July, I repeatedly saw a plant which was unfamiliar to me.

Tufted clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)

I took these photos and discovered from a field guide that this is Tufted clubsedge. Tufted clubsedge grows in alpine meadows, peatlands, fens and along river shores.

Tufted Clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)

It is found near the Great Lakes and northward to the arctic where it is a major tundra species.

Tufted Clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)

The stems are rounded and smooth and up to 45 cm tall.

Tufted Clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)

Then spikelets are reddish brown to yellowish brown and have 3 – 9 flowers.

Tufted Clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)
Tufted Clubsedge (Trichoforum cespitosum)

Miles Hearn

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