|C. buchananii puts forth foliage in a russet orange brown leaves in eighteen inches long which curls a bit at the tips. By the middle of the summer,flower spikes in pale brown rise several inches above the leaves. There are more than 1,500 species, both evergreen and decidous. These can be found from the coldest climates and high altitudes all the way to the tropics. All sedge are essentially grasslike in appearance and range in size from extremely small tufts of two inches in height up to large clumps of six or more feet in height and half that in spread.