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Carex pendula

Laïche à epis pendants
Pendulous Sedge

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower size

catkin 10 cm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

50-150 cm

Description

Pendulous Sedge is the largest Sedge. It grows on alkaline as well as on acid soils, on clay and near a water source. The stems are triangular in cross section.

Flowers

The flowers are catkin-like, 3-7 female catkins to 1 male catkin at the end of a long arching stem. The female catkins grow to 10 cm long. Male catkins are usually at the end of the stem, with the female catkins below.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Grass-like leaves bending over, 1 m long and 2 cm wide, light to dark green above, blue-green below.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of green brown seeds, 3-5 mm long with a 1-2.5 mm beak.

Edible

The grain is edible after processing, as with other main crop grains.

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