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Carex spp. (sedges)

Carex arenaria-Sand Sedge

Extensive shallow rooting system allows this species to exploit moisture from summer showers

Individual plants are connected by rhizomes which anchor the plant and stabilise the sand.

C.flacca does well if semi-waterlogged but C.nigra does well when fully waterlogged. C.arenaria is intolerant of waterlogging.


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