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Carex pensylvanicaCarex pensylvanicaCarex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania sedge

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS, CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-1.5'
Flowers: Apr.-Jul.; reddish to white

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Sandy

Habitat

open dry soil or open woods; dry or sandy, open or rocky oak woods, wooded slopes; clump-forming

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl *

Notes

alternative to lawn; plant densely; fine textured leaves <6"

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1416.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004