sedge n : grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
- Rhymes: -ɛdʒ
- Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
any plant of the genus Carex
Etymology 2Variant spellings.
A sedge is any one of the many plants in the sedge family, Cyperaceae.
Sedge may also mean:*Sedge, an informal name for sweet flag (Acorus calamus), a marshland plant
- Sedge, an informal name for yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus), a marshland plant
- Sedge, Sedge mire, or poor fen: a bed of sedges or similar plants, usually growing in damp ground or shallow water.
- Sedges or sedge-flies, an alternative name for the caddisflies (Trichoptera), a group of small moth-like insects with aquatic larvae
- Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus), a small bird found in dense waterside vegetation in Europe, Asia and Africa
- Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), a small wetland species of bird found in North and South America
- Sedge Island, an island in the Falklands archipelago