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Carex appalachica (Appalachian sedge)

C. appalachica is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with long, linear, mid- to bright green leaves and inconspicuous flower spikes in spring.
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Ultimate spread 0.45m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex remota (Remote sedge)

Other names: European meadow sedge

C. remota is a compact, clump-forming, evergreen, perennial grass with linear, arching, bright green leaves and short, pale yellow flower spikelets in late spring.
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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 panicea (Carnation sedge)

Other names: Grasslike sedge

C. panicea is a tufted, rhizomatous, spreading, moisture-loving deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with narrow, upright or arching, blue-green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, erect to arching stems bearing reddish-brown and pale yellow male flower spikes borne above female flower spikes which are followed by ovoid, brown fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.4m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex festucacea (Fescue sedge )

Other names: Fescue oval sedge

C. festucacea is grass-like perennial forming a narrow clump of linear, mid-green leaves and dense, spherical clusters of green flower spikelets.
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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 plantaginea (Seersucker sedge)

Other names: Plantain-leaf sedge

C. plantaginea is a compact, dense, clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with broadly linear, glossy, puckered, bright green leaves and maroon-striped stems bearing cream to pale yellow flower spikelets in 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 blanda (Eastern woodland sedge)

Other names: Common wood sedge, Creek sedge, Carex laxiflora var. blanda

C. blanda is a rhizomatous, densely-tufted, evergreen perennial with linear, arching, keeled, glossy, mid- to bright green leaves and compact, cylindrical, pale green flower spikelets from spring to early 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 fascicularis (Tassel sedge )

C. fascicularis is a clump-forming, dense, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial grass with broadly linear, mid- to bright green leaves and pendent spikes of green flower spikelets from spring into summer.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex elata (Tufted sedge)

Other names: Tussock sedge

C. elata is a semi-evergreen, clump-forming perennial with linear, arching, sharply keeled, dark green leaves. Erect stems bear brown, male flower spikes above green female flower spikes in late spring and early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.75m
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Ultimate height 0.75m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex elata 'Aurea' (Bowles' golden sedge)

Other names: Carex stricta 'Aurea', Carex elata 'Bowles' Golden', Carex acuta 'Aurea', Carex flava 'Aurea'

'Aurea' is a semi-evergreen, clump-forming perennial with linear, arching, yellow leaves narrowly edged with green. Brown male flower spikes are borne above green female spikes in late spring and early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.7m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (Sedge 'Silver Sceptre')

Other names: Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

'Silver Sceptre' is a compact, clump-forming, dense, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial bearing linear, mid- to dark green leaves with cream to pale green margins. Insignificant, green-brown flower spikelets bloom in late spring.
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Ultimate spread 0.45m
max. spread
Ultimate height 0.3m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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