Inflated Sedge
Carex intumescens
Family Cyperaceae

* Inflorescence clustered at top of stem.
* Female inflorescence in a round cluster, made up of bladderlike, inflated seed pods.
* Stem triangular.
* Height: 1-2 1/2'.

Natural History:
* Flowers late May - September.
* Habitat: Inflated sedge grows in clumps in the wet soil of meadows and other open places.
* Range: Northeastern United States.
* Native.

* Sedges can be immediately recognized in meadows by their triangular stems. Look for them growing in the meadows in front of the Science Center - some have even spread into the surrounding lawn.


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008