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Carex aquatilis - Wahlenb.

Common Name Water sedge, Sitka sedge
Family Cyperaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Margins of lake and streams in mountainous districts in west and northern Britain[17].
Range Northern Europe, including Britain, from Norway to Sweden, Finland, N. Russia and Siberia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Carex aquatilis Water sedge, Sitka sedge


Carex aquatilis Water sedge, Sitka sedge
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Carex aquatilis is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The species is 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. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Stem bases - raw[257].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

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].

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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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