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Carex lurida (Sallow sedge)

Other names: Lurid sedge, Bottlebrush sedge, Shallow sedge

C. lurida is a variable, tufted perennial with arching, linear, bright green leaves and yellow-green flowers from early summer until early autumn.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex rosea (Rosy sedge )

Other names: Curly wood sedge, Curly-styled wood sedge, Carex concoluta, Carex flaccidula, Gold star sedge, Curly-style star sedge, Stellate sedge, Star sedge

C. rosea is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with arching, linear, dark green leaves and widely-spaced, green flower spikelets in late spring and early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex pseudocyperus (Cyperus sedge)

Other names: Hop sedge, Sedge hop

C. pseudocyperus is a slowly-spreading, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial forming clumps of broad, linear to lance-shaped, bright green leaves. It bears drooping yellow-green flower spikes in late spring, which form brown catkins later on.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex flagellifera (Glen Murray tussock sedge)

Other names: Carex flagellaris 'Cyperacea' , Weeping brown sedge, Orange hair sedge, Carex lucida

C. flagellifera forms clumps of linear, reddish-brown leaves, and tall stems of pale brown flower spikes in late summer.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex tenuiculmis (New Zealand hair sedge)

Other names: Cinnamon sedge, Bronze sedge, Carex secta var. tenuiculmis

C. tenuiculmis is a densely tufted, evergreen perennial with linear, grass-like, brown to bronze-red leaves and spikes of pale brown flowers from late spring into summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex testacea (Orange New Zealand sedge)

C. testacea is a densely tufted, evergreen perennial with long, olive-green to orange-brown arching leaves and pale to dark brown flower spikes on stems in midsummer.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex hirta (Goose grass)

Other names: Hairy sedge , Hammer sedge

C. hirta is a clump-forming, deciduous, perennial grass with linear, hairy, mid-green leaves, triangular in cross-section, and, from early summer to early autumn, elongated panicles of pale yellow flower spikelets followed by beaked, downy, pale green fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.7m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex buchananii (Leatherleaf Sedge)

C. buchanii is a clump-forming, upright grass with narrow reddish brown leaves curling at the tips.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex praegracilis (Clustered field sedge)

C. praegracilis is a spreading, rhizomatous grass with linear, mid-green leaves and inconspicuous, brown flowerheads in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex riparia (Greater pond sedge)

Other names: Greater bank sedge

C. riparia is a fast spreading grass with linear leaves and tall stems bearing dark brown flower spikes in early summer.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 1.2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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