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What is a graminoid plant?

A graminoid is a grass, or grass-like plant.  The leaves are typically blade-shaped, and the flowers are plain by most human standards.  Many people walking by a grass in bloom, would not even recognize that the plant was in flower.  … Continue reading

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What is a sedge?

What are Sedges? Sedges are a family of plants, the Cyperace. Most sedge species superficially resemble grasses, but upon close examination have several unique characteristics. Continue reading

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What is a Forb?

A Forb is a herbaceous or non-woody plant that is not a grass, sedge, or rush (graminoids), so practically all wildflowers fall into that category.  “Wildflower” is a loose term in itself and could be said to include roses, which … Continue reading

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