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Scientific Name: Carex flacca
Pronunciation: KAIR-ecks FLACK-uh
Common Name: blue creeping sedge
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like), Ground cover
Key ID Features: Dense, clump-forming grass-like ground cover; leaves arching, blue-green; spikes cylindrical, most 2-7 cm long
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe (Mediterranean, N. Africa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
blue creeping sedge
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Fall: Bluish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Red, Brown
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Rust, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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