Carex crinita
(fringed sedge)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Robert H. Mohlenbrock, @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/ USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  48 inches


Location: Bottom


Native Status: IA


Comments & Cautions:
also known as nodding or caterpillar sedge; may be difficult to find


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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June
July
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Dec

Plant Form

mound-forming

Foliage

grass-like, bright green, medium-fine texture

Flowers

insignificant; pendulous seed heads provide habitat value for birds

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