Carex nigromarginata ? from Kye South Carolina

Pretty prevalent in a pine forest we are trying to rehab. Wondering what this grass is


at this stage I can only provide a reasonable guess. I have a very similar plant on my property which turned out to be a sedge, Carex nigromarginata. Look at the bottom of the sprouts and you may be able to see the characteristic tiny flowers/fruits with a black margin.

Please google it.  If it isn’t that, it could be one of the native grasses in the genus Dichanthelium, which will bloom later.


Dr. Steven Hill, botanist, SCNPS

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