One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there,

So we are going from last week’s obscure flower, to an even obscurer one!

Mystery # 97

This is actually a flower! Give me your guesses and I’ll check in later!

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The mystery was solved today! This is the flower of a sedge.

sedge

I’m not going to try to go further than that with the identification, because… these things are hard! Miz Flora just laughed at me. It is easy however, to tell it’s a sedge, or a Carex in scientific terms, because “sedges have edges”. That means their leaves are not flat like grass, but triangular. You can kind of see it in the photo. And by the way, another grass-like plant that isn’t, is rushes. “Rushes are round”, meaning their plant leaves are round.

Thanks for joining us today!

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5 thoughts on “One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

  1. Ooh, I love guessing games. It looks a bit like a thing I’ve got in my pond, think it’s some sort of Carex? Can’t remember the exact name. Anyway, is it one of those?

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