Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cyperaceae — a group of sedges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A numerous and widely distributed genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the order Cypreaceæ; the sedges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of plants, natural order Cyperaceæ; the sedges.
  • n. [lowercase; pl. carices (kā′ ri-sēz).] A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges

Etymologies

Latin cārex ("reed, sedge"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Distributed throughout the region are a variety of grass associations such as Carex-poaceoe meadow steppe, Compositae-Gramineae herbs steppe and sandy versions of saltmarsh-tussock steppe.

    Daurian forest steppe

  • Introduced pastoral grasses now predominate on the fertile, intensively farmed lowlands and many short tussock species such as Carex inopinata are now severely restricted.

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • The firm's main brand is the Imperial Leather range of soaps, bath and shower and cosmetic products, in addition to brands such as Carex anti-bacterial moisturisers and Morning Fresh dishwasher liquid.

    The most recent articles from Computing

  • Sculptural grasses such as Carex comans 'Bronze form' can make a striking formal feature, while tall containers look great with sword-like phormiums and sedges, mixed with the cascading foliage of carex.

    icNewcastle

  • The plants: Natives Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats, a grass with dancing seedheads, and Aster laevis 'Bluebird,' a hit with butterflies, bees and birds, are paired with Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' and Sedum sichotense, whose colors intensify as temperatures drop; bright chartreuse Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' adds to the show.

    Mums Not the Word

  • The plants: The grasses Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum,' aka Purple Fountain Grass, and Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist' hold their form well into the winter.

    Mums Not the Word

  • Only a few plants, such as the grouse whortleberry (Vaccinium scoparium) and elk sedge (Carex geyeri), grew in the dense shade.

    Bird Cloud

  • Other grasses that are easy and well suited for landscapes in this region include Miscanthus "Yaku Jima" and the shade tolerant Hakonechloa macra "Aureola" and Carex "Evergold."

    Grow glorious grasses in your landscape

  • Perennials that still look good include: Carex Grass, Ajuga, Heuchera, Sedum ‘Angelina’ and Perennial Geranium.

    The Winter Garden « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • A confirmation from my friend Peggy that Carex “evergold” and heucheras look great all the time.

    The Winter Garden « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

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