Caption: Lurid or shallow sedge (Carex lurida) is a herbaceous wetland grass-like plant that is in bloom at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Sedges occur in open freshwater marshes and shorelines where sunlight illuminates the stand. Waterfowl habitat biologists manage impoundments specifically for sedges because they produce highly nutritious seed for waterfowl to eat in the fall.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available