Santa Barbara sedge, Carex barbarae Dewey., native
- a monocot in the Cyperaceae family -
Hang on to the tip of a leaf and slide your thumb and forefinger from the base to the tip. Now, go the opposite direction. What is the difference?

Occasional in large colonies on the Swamp, Sycamore and Grapevine Trails.
Santa Barbara sedge blooms
from March through April.

Native Americans used the long fiborous roots in basket weaving, not the slender leaves.
Santa Barbara sedge has sharp edges on the leaves and the bloom stack is triangular in shape

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