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CARNATION SEDGE Carex panicea (Cyperaceae) Height to 30cm. Greyish, tufted perennial that grows in damp ground, avoiding acid soils. FLOWERS are in inflorescences that comprise a single, terminal male spike above 1-3 female spikes (May-Jun). FRUITS are greenish, pear-shaped and not beaked. LEAVES are greyish green and rough. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.