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A sedge (grass-like plant) of a large genus found chiefly in temperate and cold regions.
- ‘Wire grass (botanical name carex stricto) grows wild and tall in the peat bogs of the Upper Midwest.’
- ‘Bronze carex or blonde feather grass pairs beautifully with rusty iron.’
- ‘A number of appropriate natives - some of the carex riverside grasses, reeds and rushes - have been planted along the Okeover Stream banks.’
- ‘The intersections where three or more stones meet are a little more spacious and accommodating; these are good places to drop in carex, festuca, or other taller accent plants.’
Modern Latin, from Latin, sedge.
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