Carex grayi J. Carey - Gray's Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Swamps, pond and lake margins, wet woods, bottoms.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in the northern portion of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its big, globose fruiting heads.
Photographs taken off the MKT Trail, Columbia, MO., 5-11-04, and along the shores of the Missouri River, Boone County, MO., 5-29-04.