Carex secta, pukio

Carex secta, pukio and also known as purei, has the most glorious sedge with its fine leaves and arching form. It is the only sedge to grow a trunk, so it can cope with fluctuating water levels. Plant just by stream sides and wetland edges in the wettest sites. Great bird habitat and its seeds are the best duck food. Handsome year round.

Attracts: Icon for a Plant Hawke's Bay native plant that attracts ducks