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Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge

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Carex pensylvanica, commonly called Pennsylvania sedge, is a shade-loving perennial sedge that is native to thickets and dry woodland areas in Eastern and Central North America. It typically grows in loose colonies with a creeping habit. Roots are reddish brown. It is often found in areas with oak trees, hence the additional common name of oak sedge.

  • Type: Grass
  • Native 
  • Zone: 3 to 8
  • Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
  • Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
  • Bloom Time: May
  • Bloom Description: Greenish
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize, Rain Garden
  • Flower: Insignificant
  • Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Wet Soil