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Botany with an edge: all about sedges


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Contact

Jordan Metzgar

Organization

The Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections

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.

Description

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

<p>"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).</p>

Geographic Scope

Virginia

Taxonomic Scope

Cyperaceae

Temporal Scope

1829-present

Language Skills Required

English

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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!

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