Carex intumescens Rudge - Greater Bladder Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Swamps, pond margins, bottoms, wet woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive sedge can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its thin leaves and globose-cylindric heads of fruits.
Photographs taken at Coon Creek, Tallapoosa County, AL., 5-27-06.