|Dichromena latifolia or Rhynchospora latifolia, identified by Andrew Greller.|
Sedges and grasses are wind pollinated and have no showy flowers. It is interesting that Narrow-Leaf White-topped Sedge evolved to attract pollinators and created a sort of flower for this purpose. The apparent petals are not the same as those of a real flower but modified leaves called bracts.
See: Plant Profiles. White Top Sedge
List of articles
Beginners Guide to Pollinators and Other Flower Visitors
© Beatriz Moisset. 2016
See Huang et al "Experimental Evidence of Insect Pollination in Juncaceae, A Primarily Wind-pollinated Family"ReplyDelete
Love the story about a grass where a bracts look like flower petals. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete