Have you ever wanted to know more about the plant diversity that lurks in green wetland meadows and marshes? Dr. Mandy Little will share her knowledge of sedges, a plant family that dominates healthy Wisconsin wetlands. Cottongrass, bulrush, woolgrass, and spikerush? Yep, they’re all sedges. This will be a great talk for anyone interested in getting to know these grass-like plants that have a reputation for being tricky to identify and can be harbingers of wetland health.
Dr. Mandy Little, UW-Stout

Recorded May 13, 2022.

Dr. Mandy Little has spent the past 25 years working in and wandering around wetlands in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Maine. She teaches plant biology, taxonomy, and wetland ecology at UW-Stout.

More resources:


  • Sedges of Wisconsin by Andrew Hipp
  • Aquatic & Wetland Plants by Crow and Hellquist
  • Field Manual of Michigan Flora by Voss and Reznicek

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