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Hop Sedge

Carex pseudocyperus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Short or long green spiky drooping catkins on slender stalks. Pendulous Sedge is similar-looking but the catkins are not spiky and nor are they on long stalks.
Fruit:
A small bottle-shaped nutlet.
Leaves:
Deciduous and tuft-forming, broad, grass-like leaves, up to 12mm wide. Like all sedges the leaves have a triangular cross-section.
Maximum Size:
90cm tall.
Other Names:
Cypress Sedge, Sedge Hop.
Habitats:
Ditches, fens, marshes, ponds, riverbanks, swamps, waterside, wetland.