"They left the cart overturned in a field of sedge"

Sedge (cyperus rotundus)
Creative Commons AttributionSedge (cyperus rotundus) - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr, 2006
Sedges are grass-like, flowering plants of the Cyperaceae family. Aggressive, tenacious weeds, they are known to survive and flourish in very poor soils, and are common across the southeastern states of North America.