Can you help me ID this plant

Does anyone know what this plant is, see attached photo, thanks
I think it is some sort of grass
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That's pretty much got the look of a grass. Round, probably hollow stems?
Can't really id it beyond this without a good closeup of the inflorescence and flowers, and maybe not even then from photos.
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But it probably turns out not to be a grass. Carex pendula, a fairly common garden inscape, or at least something close to it (the flowering shoots are usually more spreading).

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On 15/08/2012 09:41, Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:

Sure looks like Carex, but can the "acid" test be applied that (usually) "sedges have edges"!
The OP should check, as it isn't clear from the new photos, whether or not the stem is triangular in cross-section, rather than round.
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Kay Lancaster;966690 Wrote: > That's pretty much got the look of a grass. Round, probably hollow > stems?

> inflorescence

I have taken these images, hope they help.
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On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:41:36 +0000, Peter Woodhead

Ah, definitely a Carex from the look of the fruits. Probably C. pendula, then, from the size. Wet clay soil, I assume?
Sedges have edges -- the cross section of the stem is generally triangular in shape, with the leaves coming off in three "rows" (3-ranked, in botany- speak) while grasses have 2-ranked leaves, and the stems are generally circular in cross section, and hollow between the nodes (places where the leaves are attached). There are some grasses with solid internodes, but the structure of the flowers give them away.
Here's a cheat sheet on telling sedges from grasses from rushes: http://www.floridainvasives.org/Central/Graminoids.pdf
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On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2:05:56 AM UTC-7, Peter Woodhead wrote:

Sorry, cant tell from the picture, hope you found your answer
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It was previously identified as Carex pendula.
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