Comprised of compound leaves coming out oppositely. Leaflets are roughly the same size and lack stems.
Tamarack bog, Bath Nature Preserve. With tamarack, cinnamon fern, sphagnum.
Tamarack bog, Bath Nature Preserve Ohio. Common, mostly in hollows. With Cinnamon fern, speckled alder, tamarack. ID not confirmed in lab, only by what's visible here, but preliminary looks at similar specimens suggest this species is among the three most common.
ssp languida; ca 4dm tall; culm without significant basal tuft; glumes obtuse, 5 nerved, glabrous except for a few long cottony strands at base
Observed a pair nesting in a tree hollow next to the boardwalk.
with new antlers
Female (no upcoiled tip of abdomen); long snout clearly visible. Somewhat weak-flying. Found in a moist thicket.
Spreading in open weedy thicket along trail. Fruit hooked-bristly with a short, stubby beak. Crushed leaves with a sort of "sweet parsley" scent; did not try tasting it, but assumed edible.
According to the USDA website, the only Ohio record for this plant is from Ottawa County.
Common in dry oak woods -- in both open and shaded situations; just beginning to flower.
Infrequent; dry oak woods
Abundant in open areas along small stream. Second photo clearly shows the early-ripening fruit at the base of the inflorescence, considered a diagnostic character for this species.