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These burr-like things are about an inch across, and growing with some kind of reed or grass. There is also a spike with brown seeds growing with them. Found in lowland near a creek.

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rcurtis's ID: Gray's sedge (Carex grayi)
Posted by rcurtis over 2 years ago (Flag)
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I think you are describing different parts of the same plant: vegetative stems, male flower spikes (brown) and fertile inflated female spikes, which are the bur-like spheres. Both Cerex grayi and intumescens look similar, but I am fairly confident this is the former, which has more sphere-like femaile spikes.

Posted by rcurtis over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thank you, Rob. I didn't even know where to start!

Posted by fluffberger over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by fluffberger over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Community ID: Gray's sedge (Carex grayi)
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