3 responses to “Carex utriculata”

  1. Souren

    Hi Tamara
    Hesitant though I am to offer an edit to your wonderful prose which I enjoy on a regular basis via BPotD, I tell a slightly different version of the rhyme to folks when I speak about grasses and grass-like plants:
    “Sedges have edges, Rushes are round, and grasses have nodes from their tips to the ground”.
    This I had from a nurseryman, Malcolm, who owns Loxhill Plant Centre on the outskirts of Guildford, Surrey.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Tamara Bonnemaison

    I’ve heard quite a few versions of the grass part of the rhyme. One version that bridges the first two that we have come up with is, ‘grasses have knees that bend to the ground’.
    I’ve also came across one that is less polite, but that has the benefit of rhyming with the word grass.

  3. Susan Buis

    I really appreciate the form and subtle beauty of Carex flowers and fruits. Thank you for this photo; it’s lovely. By the way, the rhyme that rhymes with grasses is very effective at getting teens to remember it, as soon as they hear a “cuss” word, they sit right up and pay attention. 🙂

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