sedge family

Sedge

[sej]
Sedge may mean:

Plants

  • Sedge, any of the numerous plants in the sedge family, Cyperaceae
  • Sedge or sweet sedge, a name for sweet flag (Acorus calamus), a marshland plant in the Acoraceae family
  • Sedge, a name for yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus), a marshland plant in the iris family
  • Sedge, a bed of large sedges or similar plants, usually growing in damp ground or shallow water: a type of fen

Animals

Insects

  • Sedge or sedge-fly, any of the caddisflies (Trichoptera), small moth-like insects with aquatic larvae
  • Sedge darner or common hawker (Aeshna juncea), a dragonfly of Eurasia and North America
  • Sedge moth, any of the small moths in the family Glyphipterigidae, whose caterpillars feed on sedges and rushes

Amphibians

Reptiles

Birds

  • Sedge, a collective noun for either bitterns or cranes: see List of collective nouns for birds
  • Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus), a small bird of dense waterside vegetation in Europe, Asia and Africa
  • Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis), a small wetland species of bird of North and South America

Places

People

  • John Sedges, a pen-name of American author Pearl S. Buck
  • Sedge Moore, stage name of the bass player with The Wurzels, a Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset, England

Boats

Other

  • Sedge hat or conical hat, a type of straw hat worn in East Asia
  • Sedge, nickname of Liversedge F. C., a football (soccer) club in West Yorkshire, England

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