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While it doesn’t look like much, the yellow-flowered sun sedge (Carex heliophila) shown here was my most exciting discovery of the day. We can’t get it to establish from seed, so we’d moved some plants from a nearby remnant into this restored prairie back in 2011 but then hadn’t seen them again. Since the plants were blooming yesterday, I went looking and found hundreds of them! The plants survived and are spreading quickly via rhizomes.

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