Carex maximowiczii, a
perennial common in paths between paddies or wetlands, 40-70cm in
height, sends out short runners to make growth in-crowd. Stems are
sharply 3-ridged, and the upper parts feel sandy. Leaves are 4-6cm
wide, linear, the backside somewhat powdery in white. Leaves at the
bases lack blades, ending up in nothing but sheath. Spikelets, 2-4
in number, with long pedicels droop down. Bloom time: May-June.