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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.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#wildlife plant#small mammals#NC native#forests#native ornamental grass#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 friendly#butterfly larvae#HS302#pollinator garden#audubon#various satyr butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#wildlife plant#small mammals#NC native#forests#native ornamental grass#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 friendly#butterfly larvae#HS302#pollinator garden#audubon#various satyr butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Carex
    Species:
    lupulina
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports various Satyr larvae.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Perennial
    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
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to October
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from June to September.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds