Carex tonsa

Umbel-like Sedge (var. tonsa)



This sedge is another with separate male and female spikes. Spikes can be found at the base. It is found in open, sandy soils. It can be distinguished by its clump forming, red basal sheaths. Flowers and fruit mature at the same time, mid to late spring.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Cyperaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Bloom Time:Late April to June
Fruit Timing:Late April to early June
Global and State Rank:G5T5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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