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Can anyone ID this grass/rush for me. It is very nice but when I touched one of the ripe seed heads a cloud of seeds or pollen flew off it. I like it but I do not want it all over the garden.




I think it might be that horrid weed grass, a Carex, that pops up unbidden all over the place, and which I now relentlessly pull out while its small because its a so and so to get out once its large. But see what others say...

20 May, 2012


Carex pendula Bamboo ? Bane of my life especially as i have a large pond at work and they love water. The odd one on it's own by a pond is nice but they spread everywhere !!!!!!

20 May, 2012


Yea, that's the one - if that's what it is, you'll be stuck with them popping up all over the place now, so keep an eye out for small plants for the next few years.

20 May, 2012


Thank you. I think it might be on its way as I am getting too old to be bothered with tough weeds/plants in the garden. I'm off to cut those very attractive seed heads off.

20 May, 2012


Yes carex pendula got rid of this from the garden 3 or 4 years ago and still find the occasional seedling popping up.

20 May, 2012


Thank you everybody its on its way in the bin tomorrow morning.

20 May, 2012


Oh dear. I wanted one of these for ages because it is so dainty and will grow in a wet place, and now I have finally got one I find I have to throw it out. I wonder which moisture loving grass would do instead? I saw some lovely ones at Kew but they weren't labelled.

20 May, 2012


How about Lazula Sylvaticus Steragram. It does not spread around at all. It does grow out the way but not quickly.

20 May, 2012


The other forms of Carex aren't so bad, Steragram, and like moisture too. I've grown Carex 'evergold' for instance and never found a seedling anywhere.

21 May, 2012

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