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Lily-leaf Sedge Carex fraseriana

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Cymophyllus fraseri
Phonetic Spelling
KAIR-eks fray-zer-ee-AH-na
Description

This is a wildflower that blooms from spring to early summer with foliage having leathery and evergreen drooping leaves. The white cluster of male flowers is borne above the green cluster of female flowers.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#food source summer#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FAC#food source hard mast fruit#HS302#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#food source summer#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FAC#food source hard mast fruit#HS302#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    fraseri
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Central U.S.A
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
  • 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:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to September
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are white clusters of male flowers borne above the green cluster of female flowers. Blooms from May to July.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The foliage is leathery, evergreen drooping leaves. This plant has a unique feature because of a lack of a central vein it has between 50 to 90 more "equal" veins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds