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A "flower" not a flower: the white bracted sedge

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Title:
A "flower" not a flower: the white bracted sedge
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Rhynchospora
Plants
Sandswamp whitetop sedge (Rhynchospora latifolia)
Hypsophylls
Original Format:
Hand-colored lantern slide; 3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021021
Photographer:
Created Date:
to
Description:
A "flower" not a flower: the white bracted sedge. From Natural Gardens (page 285): "A sedge with white bracts or modified leaves which simulate a flower and therefore included among the savannah plants. The true flowers are within the minute overlapping scales of the spikelets aggregated in the center of the " flower." In savannah lands. Summer."
Genre:
Close-up views
Lantern slides
Photographs
Location:
Big Savannah (N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells
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