Carex flacca is a marshy herbaceous, perennial plant native to Europe and North Africa and naturalized in North America. In nature it grows in different habitats, even in alkaline marshes, on rocky slopes and grasslands. Shaped tufts of bluish-green leaves not very high. In late spring it produces a high inflorescence up to 25 cm in the form of brown colored ear. It requires a constantly moist soil, to be used on board the pond or along streams. As well as Spartina pectinata 'Aureomarginata', is often used to combat soil erosion by water, also also tolerate brackish water, very hard clay soils and short periods of drought. This Carex not sensitive to frost and can withstand up to -35 ° C, to be placed on a neutral ground is in a sunny location in partial shade.
Available from March to October.