Friday, June 25, 2010

The Sand Sedge

The sand sedge (Carex arenaria) is a perennial in the cypergrassenfamilie (Cyperaceae). It is found on the Atlantic coasts of northern Europe and North America

Sand sedge has meters long underground horizontal rhizomes, the four members constitute a new plant. Arise loose to very loose turf. The plant is 0.5 to 2 m high.

The plant blooms from April to June. The upper spikelet entirely male and lower female spikelets whole. The middle spikelets are usually hermaphroditic with the top of the male flowers. It is a kind urntje bract containing the fruit is. In the sand sedge begins relatively broad wing along the edge of the urntje slightly below the middle of the urntje and is usually cut. The 3.5-5.5 mm wide urntje is slightly shorter than the kafjes.

Trapezoidal-shaped fruits are almost as broad as long.

The sand sedge appears in the dunes and the sandy soils. The species is at sand dunes. The plant also occurs in heaths.


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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