Our native grasses and sedges
This little saying helps me remember the difference between a sedge, a rush, and a grass:
Sedges have edges
Rushes are round
Grasses have nodes from the top to the ground.
Our rushes are described in the aquatic plants section.
It's a shame that so many of the grasses being sold are "ornamental" grasses not native to this continent.
It's also a shame that they're usually used as specimen plants rather than incorporated into the landscape to fulfill their intended function.
I really enjoy sedges. They add a different look to the garden.
Here is a list of the grasses and sedges we grow in our habitat garden.