Carex polyantha (CYPERACEAE) Creek Carex

Plants to Plant

Tufted sedge to 60 cm grows in swamps and on creek banks. Clumping grass to 1 m with arching deep green blades. Creates a good low maintenance cover especially for moist or boggy areas. Attracts seed-eating birds. Sun, semi-shade. Interchangeable with a number of Carex species which are hard to tell apart without the flowering parts in hand.

Photo: Robert Whyte