Friday, June 25, 2010

Swamp Sedge

The swamp sedge (Carex canescens) is a plant belonging to the cypergrassenfamilie (Cyperaceae). The plant occurs naturally in the northern hemisphere and in Australia and South America.


Polvormende the plant is 20-50 cm high and is not rhizomes. Only the top crude stem is sharply triangular. The pale-green or gray leaves are 2-3 mm wide and the lower sheaths are brown to pinkish.


The swamp sedge blooms May and June with 3-5 cm long inflorescences, which consists of four up to seven 5 to 9 mm long ovoid spikes life. The spikes are usually rare male among women ears. The lower bract much shorter than the inflorescence. The ovary has two stamps. The usually membranous kafjes are whitish or pale yellow. Legal protruding, flat, round, yellow-brown urntjes be 2 to 2.5 mm long, have a short beak, and it’s a kind of bracts that are the fruit down.


The fruit is a lens-shaped nut.


The plant is found on wet, acidic soils in swamps and along lakes.




Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zompzegge


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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