Golden sedge (Carex lutea) growing next to a pond cypress tree in Pender County, NC. This image, taken on May 31, 2013 by USFWS biologist, Dale Suiter, shows both a terminal male spike and a spherical lateral female spike. The golden sedge is a perennial member of the sedge family (Cyperaceae) known only from North Carolina, specifically from the northeast Cape Fear River watershed in Pender and Onslow counties.
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