Belongs to: lower plants

Pendulous sedge Carex pendula


Best time to see: May to end Oct

Key facts

A large sedge with long drooping flower stems that give it its name, forming tussocks and growing up to 2m high

Long sword-like leaves, green or yellowish-green, that are typical of sedges

Occurs in damp places in woods and alongside hedges and streams, preferring heavy clay soils

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