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
The flower labeled Crimson Seeded Sedge is ...