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Carex flagillifera

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants


Large group of grasslike, clumping plants found worldwide and grown for foliage effect in borders, rock gardens, containers, water gardens (flowers are generally insignificant); some are used as lawn substitutes, as large-scale ground covers, or for erosion control. Long, narrow evergreen leaves are often striped or oddly colored. Specialists offer many varieties. Although characteristically found in damp soils, many sedges will grow under relatively dry conditions in cultivation. Many are short lived in gardens so are used as annuals.

Carex flagillifera

From New Zealand. Closely related to Carex buchananii and is distinguished from it only in small botanical details. Grows in clumps about 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide. It is not quite as erect as Carex buchananii, and leaves are reddish brown and wider spreading. Often short lived.

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