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Isolepis cernua, photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters
Isolepis cernua, photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters

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Isolepis cernua

Fiber Optics Plant
Cyperaceae
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

A 6–10-in. bundle of tiny green fiber optic cables would make an uncanny likeness of this sedge. Native from the British Isles to North Africa, it eventually becomes about twice as wide as high. Small brown flower spikelets appear all year at the ends of the drooping, threadlike green stems. Occasional division will keep it small. An ideal plant for the edge of a shallow pond, it also makes a good container plant, especially when placed where you can see its blooms.

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