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Crimson Seeded Sedge   
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Crimson Seeded Sedge
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Crimson Seeded Sedge
Botanical name: Carex baccans    Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Crimson Seeded Sedge is an unusual sedge native to India, Sri Lanka and China, known for its bright, showy, seed heads. It is a clumping and evergreen herb, which produces dark green leaves, 1-2 cm wide and 2-3 ft long. Its flower spike arches up and out from the clump, carrying greenish, flowering seed clusters that grow 6-12 inches long and 3 inches wide. As they mature, they turn a bright orange-red. It also makes a good cut flower. Grows best in fertile loamy soil with regular water.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Ailwang, Mizoram.
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