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Hop Sedge

Scientific Name: Carex lupulina

Distinguishing Characteristics:
•Stems 3-angled and nonbranching.
•Basal leaf blades that are slightly indented along each side of midrib and dropp down back toward ground.
•Seedhead: tightly bunched with round inflated sacs at base and pointed on end. 
•Flowers: clustered in a thin terminal spike 2 to 4 inches long; brown in color.
•Grows in clumps along shoreline and in shallow water.

Carex lupulina taken by Graves Lovell

Carex lupulina taken by Graves Lovell

Carex lupulina taken by Graves Lovell

Carex lupulina taken by Graves Lovell

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