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Carex elata - All.
                 
Common Name Tufted Sedge, Golden Variegated Sedge, Tufted Sedge
Family Cyperaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats By fen ditches and in wet places by rivers and lakes in base-rich soils[17, 50].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, south to Algeria and east to the Caucasus.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Brown, Green. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late spring. Form: Spreading or horizontal, Upright or erect.

Carex elata Tufted Sedge, Golden Variegated Sedge, Tufted Sedge


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Carex elata Tufted Sedge, Golden Variegated Sedge, Tufted Sedge
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Physical Characteristics
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Carex elata is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1.5 m (5ft in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms
C. stricta. Good.

Habitats
 Ground Cover; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[172]. Seed[172]. No further details are given, but the seed is small and fiddly to use[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Bedding.

The leaves are used for bedding[61]. Plants form impenetrably dense clumps and when planted close together in drifts make an excellent ground cover[200].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses: Border, Foundation, Ground cover, Massing, Specimen. Easily grown in a damp to wet soil in full sun or shade[162, 200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Wetlands plant, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - sow in situ in the spring in a moist soil in light shade. If seed is in short supply it can be sown in a cold frame and be planted out in the summer. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 15°c[138]. Division in spring[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
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Carex arenariaSand Sedge22
Carex brizoides 10
Carex buxbaumiiBuxbaum's sedge10
Carex dispalata 10
Carex distichaTworank sedge10
Carex hirtaHammer sedge11
Carex kobomugiJapanese sedge10
Carex macrocephalaLargehead sedge10
Carex nebrascensisNebraska sedge00
Carex nubigena 11
Carex paniculata 10
Carex ripariaGreat Pond Sedge10
Carex rostrataBeaded Sedge, Beaked sedge10
Carex utriculataSedge, Northwest territory sedge20
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Elizabeth H.
Helen Tjader Tue Jun 20 2006
This is supposed to be the page for carex stricta - is this the same plant?
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