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Scientific Name: Carex testacea
Pronunciation: KAIR-ecks tess-TAY-see-uh
Common Name: copper hair sedge
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: To 40cm high; leaves are narrow, green or copper (on the same plant); fruit is a brown braid on 1mm floppy stalk (trailing to the ground)
Course(s): HORT 2355

Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Dryland (no watering), Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google Images
copper hair sedge
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Summer: pale olive-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear

Inflorescence Type: Spikelet
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Brown, (pale to dark brown)
Flower Time at Peak:
Additional Info: Spikelets arranged in spikes.

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous roots (monocots)

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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