Carex appressa



Carex appressa, common name tall sedge,  is a densely tufted, perennial sedge that forms clumps up to 50 cm in diameter. Its stems grow to around 1 m in height, and are hard and solid, becoming rough towards the top of the stem. Its leaves are 3–6 mm wide, are rough on the margins, and grow mostly out of the base of the plant. It has a brownish, spike-like inflorescence made of 20 or more spikes, growing 5–25 cm long. Its flowers are numerous oval-shaped brownish spikelets that are approximately 5 mm long, with both male and female flowers mixed together in the spikes. Its nut is contained in a flattened, oval-shaped, beaked, hairless sack or utricle that is 3–3.5 mm long.

202.00 Location Many specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings by the West Gippsland CMA in 2009/11

SKU: 202

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