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Carex lupulina

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAIR-eks loop-yoo-LEE-nuh
Description

Hop Sedge is a native perennial sedge in the Cyperacae family.  It is found from Canada to Mexico in bottomland forested areas.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sedge#small mammals#NC native#forests#larval host plant#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly larvae#HS302#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sedge#small mammals#NC native#forests#larval host plant#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#native sedge#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly larvae#HS302#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    lupulina
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Larval host plant for butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grass
  • 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
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to October
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from June to September.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds