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Common Name: Beaded Sedge
Carex rostrata is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Most of Europe, including Britain, north to 71° N., W. Asia and N. America.
Wet peaty places with a high water table[
Easily grown in a damp to wet soil in full sun or shade[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
Root - cooked[
]. No further details are given, but the seed is small and fiddly to use[
The straw is used for bedding[
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.