- Tree, Shrub, And General Botany/Ethnobotany Books
- Sedges and Rushes of Minnesota
Sedges and Rushes of Minnesota
The first comprehensive, fully illustrated field guide to Minnesota’s nearly 250 species of sedges and rushes
When most of us encounter a sea of what seem like grasses, we don’t know if we’re looking at a bog or a fen, a swamp or a marsh or a meadow. What we’re seeing probably aren’t even grasses. They are sedges and rushes, which frequently make up the majority of plants in a wetland—and they can tell us, by their presence and pattern of occurrence, what kind of wetland it is. Quick to respond to changes in habitat, they are good indicators of ecological conditions. As significant as they are in the natural environment, sedges and rushes are also simply beautiful—noteworthy features in a garden and in the wild.