[permaculture] Need plant ID

Kevin Topek ktopek at att.net
Fri Jul 17 11:47:04 EDT 2015


Carex pendular appears to have a different fruiting body than Lawrence’s specimen. I agree with Vint that it appears to be a sedge, Carex genus. It looks like a Papyrus species though, from the umbrella form.

Kevin Topek
Permaculture Design LLC
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On Jul 17, 2015, at 7:52 AM, Vaidila Satvika <vaidila at gmail.com> wrote:

> Answer (from a landscape architect friend in Portland, OR): Carex pendula.
> 
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:38 AM, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> This volunteer single clump perennial plant is growing in soil that
>> alternates between very wet and damp. I noticed it a year ago and watched
>> to see if it survived the Winter and it did with great vigour. It is much
>> larger now than when I first saw it. It propagates by seed most likely. I
>> will look at the root system to see if there are any underground runners or
>> rhizomes. It would work well in a constructed wetland or along crenelated
>> edges of a pool or pond based aquaculture system as part of the ecosystem
>> and to bioremediate excess nutrients in runoff feeding any water
>> impoundment.
>> 
>> Can anyone identify it?
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>> Lawrence F. London
>> <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>
>> 
>> lfljvenaura at gmail.com
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