Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Sedges are similar to grasses and rushes, but can be distinguished from either of these by their (usually) triangular cross section. One way to remember this is with the saying, "Sedges have edges, rushes are round, grasses have knees that bend to the ground" or "Sedges have edges, rushes are round, grasses are hollow right up from the ground."
Not a true grasses but they grow in a grasslike form. For more detail about one sedge species, see Yellow Nutsedge
Species of sedge on the Navajo Endangered Species List:
- Carex specuicola, Navajo sedge (Group 3 Navajo Endangered Species List)
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