Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge
Habit: Perennial, Grass/Grass-Like
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Moist, Average, Dry
Height: <1′
Flower: Green, Apr, May, Jun, Jul
Fruit: Ellipsoid capsule that turns from green to brown as it ripens.
Fall Color: Yes
Natural Habitat: 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_pen_000 Category:
Carex pennsylvanica is a low-growing spreading clump of arching, grass-like leaves that sends out short stalks topped with dense clusters of tiny flowers. Flowers are small with no petals or sepals and green colored. The flowers are followed by a brownish seed capsule. Carex are larval host plants for many species of moths and skipper butterflies. Their clumping habit provides cover from predators for many birds and wild animals, and their seeds are important food for birds and other wildlife.

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