Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of plants, natural order Cyperaceæ; the sedges. They are perennial, grass-like herbs, growing chiefly in wet places, with triangular solid culms and unisexual flowers aggregated in spikelets. The herbage is coarse and innutritious, and the genus is of comparatively little value. A variety of C. acuba, however, which is abundant in some parts of Oregon, is remarkable for yielding an excellent quality of hay; and the roots of the sea-sedge, C. arenaria, found on the shores of the Baltic, are used as a substitute for sarsaparilla. About 700 species are known, distributed all over the world, though they are rare in tropical regions.
- n. [lowercase; pl. carices (kā′ ri-sēz).] A plant of this genus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A numerous and widely distributed genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the order Cypreaceæ; the sedges.
- n. large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges
- Latin cārex ("reed, sedge"). (Wiktionary)
“Distributed throughout the region are a variety of grass associations such as Carex-poaceoe meadow steppe, Compositae-Gramineae herbs steppe and sandy versions of saltmarsh-tussock steppe.”
“Introduced pastoral grasses now predominate on the fertile, intensively farmed lowlands and many short tussock species such as Carex inopinata are now severely restricted.”
“The firm's main brand is the Imperial Leather range of soaps, bath and shower and cosmetic products, in addition to brands such as Carex anti-bacterial moisturisers and Morning Fresh dishwasher liquid.”
“Sculptural grasses such as Carex comans 'Bronze form' can make a striking formal feature, while tall containers look great with sword-like phormiums and sedges, mixed with the cascading foliage of carex.”
“The plants: Natives Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats, a grass with dancing seedheads, and Aster laevis 'Bluebird,' a hit with butterflies, bees and birds, are paired with Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' and Sedum sichotense, whose colors intensify as temperatures drop; bright chartreuse Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' adds to the show.”
“The plants: The grasses Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum,' aka Purple Fountain Grass, and Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist' hold their form well into the winter.”
“Only a few plants, such as the grouse whortleberry (Vaccinium scoparium) and elk sedge (Carex geyeri), grew in the dense shade.”
“Other grasses that are easy and well suited for landscapes in this region include Miscanthus "Yaku Jima" and the shade tolerant Hakonechloa macra "Aureola" and Carex "Evergold.”
“Perennials that still look good include: Carex Grass, Ajuga, Heuchera, Sedum ‘Angelina’ and Perennial Geranium.”
“A confirmation from my friend Peggy that Carex “evergold” and heucheras look great all the time.”
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