The pendulous sedge (Carex pendula) belongs to Cyperaceae (the Sedge family). It is an evergreen herb that is native to western, central and southern of Europe, north-west Africa, and parts of the Middle East. This herb grows in woodland, scrubland, hedges and beside streams, and it can reach about 1.8 m in height. The stems are smooth, triangular in cross-section. The leaves are long, hairless, and yellowish-green above and glaucous below. The flowers are borne on long, drooping, catkin-like spikes at the top of the stem, and bloom from May to June. The fruits bear from June to July.