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Hairy Sedge

Carex hirta

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
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:
70 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Goose Grass, Hammer Sedge.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows, woodland.