Common Name: Shallow Sedge
Habit: Perennial, Grass/Grass-Like
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Wet, Moist, Average
Height: 1-2′
Flower: Green, May, Jun
Fruit: Attractive upright seed stalk that turns from green to tan as it ripens
Fall Color: yes
Natural Habitat: Bog, Floodplain/Marsh
Larval host for: Appalachian Eyed Brown (Satyrodes appalachia); Georgia Saytr (Neonmpha areolatus); Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion); Dun’s Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

SKU: car_lur_000 Category:
Carex lurida produces large clumps of yellow-green, grass-like leaves that send out 2 foot tall stalks topped with dense clusters of tiny flowers. Flowers are small with no petals or sepals and green colored. The flowers are followed by an attractive, upright, seed stalk that turns tan as it ripens. Carex are larval host plants for many species of moths and skipper butterflies. Sedges are an important food source for ground-feeding game birds and various songbirds, especially sparrows. They are also important nesting and escape cover for fledglings.

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