Carex secta
(Pukio, Swamp Sedge)

Carex secta
(Pukio, Swamp Sedge)

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Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 1.5 m
Mature Width: 1.5 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Exposed, Frost Tolerant, Heavy Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Windy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Category: Grass
Features: Native. Attractive to insects. Flower colour: Tawny. Fruit colour: Tawny. Suitable restoration species.

Carex secta, commonly called Swamp Sedge or Pukio, is a well known species and it is a most useful plant for use in re-establishing or enhancing wetland areas. Common to swampy areas and in standing water and it is a most useful plant for use in enhancing wetlands and ponds. Older plants in moist to wet sites, often form thick trunk-like bases 1 metre tall from its own tightly matted roots. It takes on a yellow-green colour in open situations with the colour being intensified in the Winter. Attractive dark brown seed heads in summer. Great for bank stabilisation and riparian planting.

Endemic to New Zealand, found throughout the country. Carex secta is riparian species. It is often found in plant communities that include but are not limited to Apodasmia similis, Carex maorica, Carex virgata, Phormium tenax, and Eleocharis acuta.

Habitat: Widespread in suitable wetlands from coastal to montane wetlands.

Flowering: Summer [October - January]
Fruiting:    Autumn [October - March]

My Lists: DrainField, ErosionControl, Wetland

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  Each 20 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00

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