Pendulous Sedge

©Richard Burkmarr

Pendulous sedge

Enw gwyddonol: Carex pendula
As its name suggests, Pendulous sedge has drooping form with long, nodding flower spikes that give it an attractive and soft look. It can be found in wet woodlands and along riversides.

Species information

Ystadegau

Height: up to 1.5m

Statws cadwraethol

Common.

Pryd i'w gweld

January to December

Ynghylch

Pendulous sedge is a clump-forming plant of wet woodlands and riversides that spreads with short rhizomes (underground stems). It has a scattered distribution, but particularly prefers ancient woods on clay and heavy soils; it is also a popular plant with gardeners. Living up to its common name, the long, nodding flower spikes are attractive and appear from May to July.

Sut i'w hadnabod

Pendulous sedge has long, yellowish-green leaves and arching stems that carry the yellow, catkin-like flower spikes, which can be up to 2.5cm long.

Dosbarthiad

Locally common in England and Wales.

Roeddech chi yn gwybod?

Because of its drooping appearance, Pendulous sedge is also known as 'Weeping sedge' or 'Hanging sedge'.

Sut y gall bobl helpu

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