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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:
Hypsophylls
Plants
Rhynchospora
Sandswamp whitetop sedge (Rhynchospora latifolia)
Original Format:
Hand-colored lantern slide
Extent:
3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021022
Photographer:
Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- more info on Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- 
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:
Lantern slides
Location:
Big Savannah (N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells