Carex trifida

Mutton-bird Sedge

Indigenous. New Zealand, southern South Island, Stephens, Stewart, Chatham, Snares, Antipodes, Auckland, Campbell Islands. Also present on Macquarie Island, in southern South America and the Falkland Islands. Carex trifida is a coastal plant often associated with seal haul outs and sea bird nesting grounds, especially - as the common name suggests – muttonbirds. Usually in open sites, very rarely found in canopy gaps within coastal forest. Often naturalises in gardens. Prefers full sun and a damp, well manured, slightly acidic soil but will grow in almost any conditions except deep shade. A beautiful and popular sedge, widely grown in New Zealand.

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