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
1. For a complete and detailed description of this sedge, click here.
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