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Green in Winter: Sedges

Sedges are grass-like plants and there is a wonderful diversity of them. There are over 200 species in the genus Carex alone for the Great Lakes area – a fine-grained set of variations on a theme. 371 more words

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Green in Winter: Ferns

Last week I posted on ground cedar, a fern ally. This led me to think about true ferns which stay green in winter. At our farm we have two:  common polypody ( 490 more words

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Green in Winter: Ground Cedar

A couple of weeks ago, before the brutal cold set in, the Ottawa valley had been experiencing a relatively open and mild December. We went for a walk in the regenerating forest on the farm. 319 more words

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