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Carex glaucescens, Southern Waxy Sedge, Blue Sedge

Carex glaucescens, Southern Waxy Sedge, Blue Sedge

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Carex glaucescens, an attractive sedge native to North America, in the Cyperaceae family, is found along pond or stream margins, in bogs, swamps, ditches, wet meadows, and in seasonally wet areas.  Brown pendulous, pistillate spikes bloom late spring to early summer with yellowish, smooth glaucous fruits developing in late summer.  While the fruits are not widely eaten by wildlife, this erect, spreading grass, which matures to a height of 5 feet, is occasionally used for cover.

When used in landscaping and due to the high moisture needs of this native sedge, it should be planted in light shade in a consistently moist area.  In a rain garden or at the edge of a pond, place this plant approximately 2 feet apart.

Seasons of Interest:

Flower: Spring 

Seeds: Summer

Wildlife Value:  Cover plant.

 Pot Size: 4" pot (19.4 fl. oz/.57 L) 

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