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21/07/2014 at 22:04

It's me again,Same problem.I've only got 2 of these in the garden.One in the front and one in the back,which seamed strange.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53351.jpg?width=242&height=350&mode=max

 

21/07/2014 at 22:16

It's a carex, a sedge

Carex cyperus came to mind but when I tried to find a link to it there was nothing, So maybe I mis-remember. No doubt about the Carex part though

21/07/2014 at 22:28

I know this as the papyrus plant - Cyperus papyrus...

22/07/2014 at 10:49

I think it may be Cyperus Alternifolius (umbrella plant). It has appeared in my garden too - just one clump at firtst, which I didn't knowingly introduce. But this year I've noticed it starting to spread, with seedlings appearing here and there. 

I rather like it - it looks impressive in flower arrangements or just by itself, a few stalks in a vase. But I think it has big ambitions and I intend to keep an eye on it.

 

22/07/2014 at 10:57

I think it is Cyperus eragrotis, Umbrella Sedge.  It self seeds and will spread like mad, I now deadhead mine to keep it under control.

22/07/2014 at 13:59

I'd go with Cyperus too............mine live in the pond all year round and provide cover for frogs and newts 

22/07/2014 at 14:33

 Thanks everyone for your help.Sorry it's taken time to reply but i've been searching around the websites looking for your suggestions,I think i've sussed it now so thanks again.

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