This robust wetland sedge is closely related to Carex geminata
with wide spreading tough rhizomes.
The rhizomes anchor the soil and the foliage lies flat during flooding, to provide a bed for silt deposition, spouting quickly back up again, to anchor the new soil, making it excellent for holding stream-banks to protect them from erosion.
It is common in damp or swamp areas in Auckland. It has wide bi-fold leaves and long hanging green spikes that turn brown when ripe.
It is found throughout New Zealand in lowland swamps, whereas Carex geminata
is found south of Auckland city.
H 1m x W 1m
Full sun and semi-shade
Needs wet or damp conditions to do well
Excellent for revegetation /restoration planting for areas prone to flooding.
Hardy and fast growing
Plants supplied are ecosourced from the Tamaki and Waitakere Ecological Districts.