Im ‘habens momentum seniores

Which is Latin for I’m having a senior moment, which I was…..

This says something about something but I’m not sure what exactly. Anyhow, first time I’ve run across a plant and I could remember its Latin (scientific) name, Carex bullata, but not its common name, Button Sedge, which I had to look up. Perhaps I am spending too much time with the weeds????????

Button sedge is mainly a species of acidic bogs and meadows along the coastal plain. It is listed as endangered in New Hampshire.

Habitat

Bogs, fens, meadows and fields, shores of rivers or lakes

Characteristics

Habitatterrestrial,
wetlands

stem leaf blade width1.8–5 mm Lowest bract sheaththe lowest bract has no sheath (or a very short sheath up to four millimeters in length) Spike on stalkthe lowest spike on the plant has a peduncle Top spikethe uppermost spike contains only staminate flowers Perigynium hairsthe perigynium has no hairs Perigynium length5.9–10.2 mm Leaf sheath colorthe leaf sheath is tinted pink, red or purple Leaf blade texturethe leaf blade is smooth and hairless, or rough and sandpapery Perigynium beak teeththe perigynium beak is divided at the top into two teetbuttonh

Author: luzerne2112

As I get older -- and I'm 70 now -- I seem to find more and more that nature is the true source of peace, inspiration and, most of all, the truth the passeth understanding. Though my knowledge is sketchy and superficial, I wanted to share it while I can.

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