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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 acuta (Slender-tufted sedge )

Other names: Slender-spiked sedge, Carex gracilis

C. acuta is clump-forming, semi-evergreen grass with linear to strap-shaped, mid-green leaves and spikes of dark brown flowers from late spring into summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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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
max. height
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 brunnescens (Brownish sedge )

Other names: Green bog sedge

C. brunnescens is a variable, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with linear, erect or arching, mid- to bright green leaves and short, cylindrical, green flower spikelets in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
max. spread
Ultimate height 0.75m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Carex albursina (White bear sedge)

Other names: Blunt-scaled wood sedge

C. albursina is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen grass with narrowly triangular to strap-shaped, bright green leaves and, in summer, light green flower spikelets turning yellow or brown with age.
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Ultimate spread 0.45m
max. spread
Ultimate height 0.3m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Carex lurida (Sallow sedge)

Other names: Lurid sedge, Bottlebrush sedge, Shallow sedge

C. lurida is a variable, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with arching, linear, bright green leaves and bottlebrush-shaped, yellow-green flower spikelets from early summer until early autumn.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
max. spread
Ultimate height 1m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Carex cherokeensis (Cherokee sedge)

C. cherokeensis is a compact, clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with glossy, linear, mid- to dark green leaves and insignificant, greenish-white flowers from mid-spring into summer. Flowers are followed by wheat-like seed heads that usually persist into spring.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
max. spread
Ultimate height 0.3m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Carex radiata (Eastern star sedge)

Other names: Straight-styled wood sedge

C. radiata is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with linear, mid-green leaves and star-like, yellow-green flower spikelets in mid- to late spring.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
max. spread
Ultimate height 0.6m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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