What’s a Carex, you ask? Otherwise known as Sedge, Carex is a genus of over 1,500 perennial species. Carex have grass-like stems that come to a point, and grow short spikes of flowers. While most Carex species come from bogs or damp wooded areas, it’s likely you’ll find the right type for your own garden wherever you live. Here is just a sample of what you have to choose from.