. The book of grasses : an illustrated guide to the common grasses, and the most common of the rushes and sedges . ers of dark brown pointed spike-lets are borne at intervals alongthe stem. White Beaked-rush(Rhynchospora alba), a smaller andmore slender species than the pre-ceding, is also common in moistgrounds. The leaves of WhiteBeaked-rush are light in colour, andthe few flower clusters borne nearthe summit of the stem are ofpure white. NUT-RUSHES. (Scleria) The Nut-rushes are small, slen-der sedges, not uncommon inmarshes and low meadows duringmidsummer, although seldom no-ticed among the

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. The book of grasses : an illustrated guide to the common grasses, and the most common of the rushes and sedges . ers of dark brown pointed spike-lets are borne at intervals alongthe stem. White Beaked-rush(Rhynchospora alba), a smaller andmore slender species than the pre-ceding, is also common in moistgrounds. The leaves of WhiteBeaked-rush are light in colour, andthe few flower clusters borne nearthe summit of the stem are ofpure white. NUT-RUSHES. (Scleria) The Nut-rushes are small, slen-der sedges, not uncommon inmarshes and low meadows duringmidsummer, although seldom no-ticed among the Stock Photo
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. The book of grasses : an illustrated guide to the common grasses, and the most common of the rushes and sedges . ers of dark brown pointed spike-lets are borne at intervals alongthe stem. White Beaked-rush(Rhynchospora alba), a smaller andmore slender species than the pre-ceding, is also common in moistgrounds. The leaves of WhiteBeaked-rush are light in colour, andthe few flower clusters borne nearthe summit of the stem are ofpure white. NUT-RUSHES. (Scleria) The Nut-rushes are small, slen-der sedges, not uncommon inmarshes and low meadows duringmidsummer, although seldom no-ticed among the
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. The book of grasses : an illustrated guide to the common grasses, and the most common of the rushes and sedges . ers of dark brown pointed spike-lets are borne at intervals alongthe stem. White Beaked-rush(Rhynchospora alba), a smaller andmore slender species than the pre-ceding, is also common in moistgrounds. The leaves of WhiteBeaked-rush are light in colour, andthe few flower clusters borne nearthe summit of the stem are ofpure white. NUT-RUSHES. (Scleria) The Nut-rushes are small, slen-der sedges, not uncommon inmarshes and low meadows duringmidsummer, although seldom no-ticed among the taller growth thatsurrounds them. Low Nut-rush(Scleria verticillata) is very slender,never more than three feet inheight and usually much less thanthat. The stems are sharply three-angled and bear a few narrow leavesabove which are the small spikeletsin four to six sessile, green orpurplish clusters. The ripened fruitis more conspicuous than are theflowers, as the shining white seedis very prominent. The genericnam.e, derived from the Greek, al-ludes to the hardness of these nuts, which are roughened by303 V. 0 1 Beaked-ynchospora 15 Low Nut-rushSiUria verticillata The Book of Grasses P^riSiiTiio. )) broken horizontal ridgesand well repay a close exam-ination with the microscope. seed oulflt3 stig-jnas a Stigmas scales SEDGES. {Car ex)Sedges of this widely distributed l^i genus grow in abundance in wetmeadows, by brooksides, and in allswampy places. In a rich localitymore than fifty species may begathered in the course of a sum-mer, and to the student theseplants are more perplexing thanare the grasses, since betweenmany of the sedges the differenceis too slight to be obvious save topatient study aided by good lenses. Shear-grass is an old Englishname for the sedges, and one thatis most appropriate, since the leavesand stems of many species are sharp-edged and can cut sorely if carelesslyhandled. The plants of this genus areperennials, growing in tufts, andsending up many long