Carex riparia, is a perennial Cyperaceae upright habit and compact; native to the wetlands of Europe and Asia. It has linear leaves, green, wide 6-15 mm and even one meter long. Produces countless apical inflorescences in the spring formed by the upper 2-3 spikes male from 2 to 4 cm long and 3-4 ears of lower long female from 3 to 7 cm brown. As well as an ornamental plant for ponds and ponds is used with good results even in the constructed wetlands plants.
It should be planted in the banks of the ornamental ponds or in the banks of rivers and streams, on the ground is always damp or covered up to 20 cm of water in full sun or partial shade on the ground to neutral or slightly basic pH, slightly calciofila plant.
It 'a hardy plant and does not fear the cold, withstand winter temperatures down to -30 ° C. In nature it is found along the banks of lakes and rivers.
NATIVE: Widespread throughout Italy except in the Marche
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