Large-headed sedge
Large-headed sedge on the Meadow

Large-headed sedge on the Meadow

(Aka Carex macrocephala | big-headed sedge)

A perennial sedge plant with a dark spiky head. In North America it only exists on the Pacific Coast, where it is found on beaches and sand dunes. The above picture was taken at the fore-dunes on the Meadow.

In BC, this species is found along the coast from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii. For example, it stands out in beach/dune habitats, such as Savary, and can usually be found with other beach/dune specialists such as beach pea.

The dark spiky head

The dark spiky head

1. For a complete and detailed description of this sedge, click here.
Categories: grasses_sedges flora

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