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Carex flaccosperma

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KAIR-eks flay-koh-SPER-ma
Description

Meadow Sedge is a native sedge in the Cyperaceae family.  It is found in the central and southeastern parts of the U.S.A. in forests and low-lying areas with well-drained soil.

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Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#NC native#forests#native ornamental grass#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FAC#Coastal FACW#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly larvae#HS302#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#NC native#forests#native ornamental grass#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FAC#Coastal FACW#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly larvae#HS302#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    flaccosperma
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Larval host plant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from May to June
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds