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Warty Sedge, Carex verrucosa

Warty Sedge, Carex verrucosa Warty Sedge, Carex verrucosa . Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, Nassau County. Photo CC BY-NC ericpo1 Don't be turned off by the ugly name, Warty Sedge ( Carex verrucosa ) is a chunky sedge that defies the stereotypes that sedges are all small, green, boring, and indistinguishable. It has seriously spiky inflorescences and seedheads that are striking in the field. It doesn't have any other common names that I'm aware of, so that makes things easy. Warty Sedge, Carex verrucosa . Watson Island State Forest, St. Johns County. Photo CC BY-NC ericpo1 Flowering Warty Sedge, Carex verrucosa , Avon Park Air Force Range, Polk County, FL. Photo CC BY-NC Edwin Bridges C. glaucescens was described in 1817 by botanist Gotthilf Muhlenberg, for whom the genus Muhlenbergia is named (the very common landscape grass Hairawn Muhly, M. capillaris , is a member of that genus) 2,3 .  It is vouchered for 45 out of the 67 count