Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania Sedge



A sedge growing as common ground cover in dry woodlands. Leaves are thin and can persist into the next season. Flowers from mid spring to early summer. Fruit matures late spring through mid summer.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Cyperaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Plant Habitat:Dry, open, oak woodlands
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Early April to July
Fruit Timing:Mid May to mid June
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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