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Carex virgata   purei



Life Form:
Sedge. Forms a tussock, or clump

Flowers Seeds Dispersal:
Seeds float on water or blow in the wind

Habitat:
Grows in swampy places. From full sun to partial shade. “Sedges have edges and rushes are round”. This old rule doesn't always hold true bu tas this case, sedges s frequently have sharp edges hence the common term “cutty grass”. Carex virgata and the closely related C. secta grow in swampy places in full sun to partial shade. Both grow in clumps or tussocks rather than spread out, sometimes reaching a metre or more in height. Many of the sedges, but especially these, tolerate flooding well and are common plants on river and swamp margins