Carex Ice Dancer (3 Gallon Container)
"All species of Carex are perennials. They typically have rhizomes,stolons or short rootstocks, but some species grow in tufts (caespitose).
 The culm – the flower-bearing stalk – is unbranched and usually
erect. It is usually distinctly triangular in section.
The leaves of Carex comprise a blade, which extends away from the
stalk, and a sheath, which encloses part of the stalk. The blade is
normally long and flat, but may be folded, inrolled, channelled or absent.
 The leaves have parallel veins, and where the blade meets the culm,
there is a structure called the ligule.
The flowers of Carex are small and are combined into spikes, which are
themselves combined into a larger inflorescence. The spike typically
contains many flowers, but can hold as few as one in some species.
Almost all Carex species are monoecious; each flower is either male
(staminate) or female (pistillate). A few species are dioecious.
Sedges exhibit diverse arrangements of male and female flowers. Often,
the lower spikes are entirely pistillate and upper spikes staminate, with
one or more spikes in between having pistillate flowers near the base
and staminate flowers near the tip. In other species, all spikes are
similar. In that case, they may have male flowers above and female
flowers below (androgynous) or female flowers above and male flowers
below (gynecandrous). In relatively few species, the arrangement of
flowers is irregular."
Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'