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Carex plantaginea

Common Name(s):
Plaintain-leaved sedge
Categories:
Groundcover, Ornamental Grass
Comment:

A sedge in the Cyperaceae family.  Leaves resemble the common weed Plantago lanceolata.  Tolerates wet planting sites.

Height:
1-2 ft.
Hardiness:
3 to 8
Foliage:
Purple-sheathed, light green leaves
Flower:
Flowers early spring to early summer
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Light to moderate shade; organically enriched, acidic soil
Size:
1-2 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Tufted
Tags:
wet soil, wet, wet sites, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 253

Carex plantaginea Form
Jay Turner, CC BY - 2.0
Carex plantaginea Works well as a groundcover.
Tom Potterfield, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Carex plantaginea Leaf looks similar to plaintain.
Jason Hollinger, CC BY - 2.0
Carex plantaginea Flowers
Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 2.0