While canoeing through a wetland in July, I repeatedly saw a plant which was unfamiliar to me.
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.
It is found near the Great Lakes and northward to the arctic where it is a major tundra species.
The stems are rounded and smooth and up to 45 cm tall.
Then spikelets are reddish brown to yellowish brown and have 3 – 9 flowers.