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Scientific Name: Carex comans 'Bronze'
Pronunciation: KAIR-ecks KOE-manz
Common Name: New England hair sedge
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Leaves are linear and very fine, 40 cm high, completely bronze/tan; fruit brown, 2 cm braid on a 1.5 cm trailing stalk.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Aquatic - ponds, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Rock garden
Additional Info: Google
New England hair sedge
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Colour in Fall: Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Brown
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: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Drought resistant
(PDE) PonD East
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