Carex livida

Livid Sedge



This plant is a pale sedge with bluish-grey leaves. Leaves also have a waxy coating. Like C. intumescens, male and female spikes are separate. Flowers and fruit also appear at the same time. Wetlands are preferred.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Cyperaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Bloom Time:Mid May to July
Fruit Timing:Mid May to July
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Wet
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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