Latin name: Carex utriculata
Synonyms: Carex rostrata utriculata
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Edible parts of Sedge:The pith of the stem can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a sugary taste. Root and tuberous stem bases - cooked. Eaten by children. Seed. No further details are given, but the seed is small and fiddly to use.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Shallow water and swamps.
Propagation of Sedge: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 15°C. 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 the herb:Shallow water and swamps.
Medicinal use of Sedge:None known
Known hazards of Carex utriculata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.