Carex breviculmis

As the name suggessts this sedge has leaves which are longer than the seed-bearing stem , or culms. Also the longest of the 2 leaf-like structures (or bracts) just below the seed is longer than the seed head.
In the specimen shown on the right of the collection, the leaf is 42 cm long,the culm is about 15 cm and the longest bract below the seed is 16 cm.
On the left of the photo is an enlarged image of the seed head showing the uppermost male flowers and the lower female flowers.

Created on ... August 8, 2011
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