Shallow Sedge Picture

Shallow Sedge
Carex lurida


Clusters of up to 4 upright pale yellow-green spikelets 1 to 1.75 long from May through June relax to attractive hanging tan seed heads that persist all summer, densely tufted culms with leaves up to 1 long, tolerates periodic flooding, Butterfly caterpillar host (several species!), birds eat the seeds.

Moist To Wet
Sun To Shade
1-4 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-9a

Native Range: Labrador through s. QC & ON, south to c. FL, OK, & e. TX

Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 10 weeks

Shallow Sedge Seed Packet $4.00
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