Botany with an edge: all about sedges

"Sedges have edges" is a helpful mantra in plant ID to spot this tricky group. Try learning Virginia's sedge diversity with this expedition!

"Sedges have edges; rushes are round; grasses are hollow right up from the ground" is a familiar saying to separate the three graminoid families. LEarning the diversity of form within one of these groups is much more daunting. This expedition will focus on all the genera of sedges found in Virginia. Help the VT Massey Herbarium transcribe their specimen data while practicing ID skills for this tricky but common group of plants! Banner and logo images cropped and downsized from Tom Potterfield's photographs (http://bit.ly/2Py1GPI).

How to Participate

This project has the following active expeditions:

Expeditions % Complete Join In
Botany with an edge: all about sedges   80.55% Notes From Nature V2  
Organization
Virginia Tech Massey Herbarium 
Contact
Jordan Metzgar 
Contact Title
Curator 
Organization Website
https://www.masseyherbarium.org/
Project Partners
The Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections 
Funding Source
National Science Foundation under award 1410069. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 
Geographic Scope
Virginia 
Taxonomic Scope
Cyperaceae 
Temporal Scope
1829-present 
Language Skills Required
English 
Keywords
Cyperaceae, Virginia, sedges, Carex, Eleocharis, Virginia Tech, Cyperus, Rhynchospora 
Project Blog
https://www.masseyherbarium.org/blog/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MasseyHerbarium/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/MasseyHerbarium

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Heat Map of Collection Location of Transcribed Specimens