Beaded Sedge - Carex rostrata Beaded Sedge - Carex rostrata

Herb: Beaded Sedge

Latin name: Carex rostrata

Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Edible parts of Beaded Sedge:

Root - cooked. Seed. No further details are given, but the seed is small and fiddly to use.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

to July

Habitat of the herb:

Wet peaty places with a high water table.

Other uses of Beaded Sedge:

The straw is used for bedding.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow in situ in the spring in a moist soil in light shade. If seed is in short supply it can be sown in a cold frame and be planted out in the summer. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 15C. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.

Cultivation of Beaded Sedge:

Wet peaty places with a high water table.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Carex rostrata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.