Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica


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Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 4″-18″
Type: Cool season.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: This low growing, narrow-leaved Carex is drought tolerant. Grows in loose colonies which spread primarily by rhizomes. Disturbance-tolerant species. Great for shoreline and natural settings where low growing vegetation is desired. The narrow leaves provide fine texture to any landscape. Great option for ground cover. Deer resistant.

Native Range: Native to the Midwest, New England and Appalachia.

Wildlife Uses: Excellent pollinator sedge! Supports many native butterflies and moths. Provides habitat for upland gamebirds and songbirds.

More information: USDA plant profile

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