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Purei (Carex secta)

Purei (Carex secta)

This is a tussock forming sedge up to 1.5 m. Older plants in moist to wet sites, often form thick trunk-like bases 1 metre tall comprised of matted rhizomes, roots and old culm bases.


    A common sedge of coastal to swampy areas throughout New Zealand.  It grows in still rather than flowing water areas.  Flowering can occur from September to December.

    • Grass/sedge
    • Suitable for primary planting
    • Suitable for riparian planting
    • Suitable for wetland planting
    • Wind tolerant
    • Frost tolerant

    Free shipping in the Waikato area.

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