Sallow Sedge

Carex lurida



This plant grows well in moist wetlands soils, often near ponds, streams and swamps. Seedheads do not grow above foliage. Flowers mature from late spring to mid summer, and fruit through the summer. This sedge is less prone to summer dieback.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Shallow Sedge, Lurid Sedge
Plant Family:Cyperaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Mid May to mid August, most in June and July
Fruit Timing:Mid May to mid August, most in June and July
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Soil pH:4.9 to 6.8
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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