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Spreading Sedge Carex laxiculmis

Other Common Name(s):

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.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Bunny Blue'
Tags:
#perennial#wildlife plant#NC native#rich soil#forests#native ornamental grass#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#HS302#pollinator garden#audubon#various satyr butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Bunny Blue'
Tags:
#perennial#wildlife plant#NC native#rich soil#forests#native ornamental grass#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#HS302#pollinator garden#audubon#various satyr butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    laxiculmis
    Family:
    Cyperaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, central and southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports various Satyr larvae.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Mounding
    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
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat