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Hairy Sedge

Carex hirta

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
The female catkins are green (or sometimes brown) with long, well-spaced out bracts.
Fruit:
Small, green, long-beaked, hairy fruit which ripens in June or July.
Leaves:
Hairy Sedge has long, green hairy leaves, making it easy to identify.
Maximum Size:
70cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The roots are edible cooked. The seeds are also edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Goose Grass, Hammer Sedge.
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows, woodland.