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Spreading Sedge Carex laxiculmis

Other plants called Spreading Sedge:

Phonetic Spelling
KAIR-eks laks-ih-KULM-is
Description

Spreading Sedge is a native grass-like plant in the Cypereaceae family.  It is found from Canada through the central and southeastern U.S.A. in the rich soils of forests, slopes, and floodplains.

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Tags:
#sedge#NC native#rich soil#forests#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly larvae#HS302#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sedge#NC native#rich soil#forests#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly larvae#HS302#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    laxiculmis
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, central and southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Larval host plant.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grass
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Spreading
  • 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 Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from April to June
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds