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"Sedges have edges. Rushes are round. Grasses are hollow. What have you found?" This common rhyme can help you remember the key differences between the Sedge, Rush, and Grass families. Most sedges have triangular stems ("edges"), except for Scripus, which has round stems. Sedges tend to grow in damp ground, often bordering swamps and streams.
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