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Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold

A succulent early blooming species for wet spaces. Glossy heart-shaped leaves accompany shiny large buttercup-like flowers. Great addition to the water garden.

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

A compact and vigorous clump, with shiny semi-evergreen foliage. Excellent choice for the woodland or shade garden. Very adaptable. Host plant for some Skippers, and seeds are eaten by several reptiles.

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Carex blanda is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that matures into compact mounded clumps. The shiny deep green foliage is evergreen and up to 8” long.  In late spring interesting green flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.…

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Carex brevior

Carex brevior

Common Name: Plains oval sedge

Provides a soft texture with a gently curving seed head. Found in drier praries, meadows, and woodlands. 

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Beautiful glaucus blue foliage, tolerates wide range of conditions, good liriope replacement.

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Carex laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis

Common Name: Creeping sedge

A perfect moist woodland groundcover, this carex forms a mat of wide blue green, semi-evergreen foliage. This straight species provides every bit of blue color many named selections are known for, yet maintains genetic diversity. A food source for …

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Excellent plant for wetland restoration, interesting seed heads make it a good choice for ornamental ponds. 

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Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge

Stoloniferous sod forming species for dry shade, one of the first to green up in the spring.

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Carex plantaginea

Carex plantaginea

Common Name: Seersucker sedge

Deep green foliage with a seersucker texture. Semi-evergreen. Limited supply.

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Carex platyphylla

Carex platyphylla

Common Name: Silver sedge

Clump forming, wide powder-blue leaves. Choice! Limited supply. 

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Carex woodii

Carex woodii

Common Name: Pretty sedge

Carex woodii is a lovely perennial woodland sedge with narrow fine textured leaves.  This sedge forms clonal colonies from underground rhizomes.  In spring a sparse offering of yellow-green spikelets are held above the leaves. In…

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Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern seaoates

Clump forming perennial warm season grass.  In spring several slender unbranched culms rise from the underground rhizomes or elongate from winter rosettes.  The culms bear light green spear shaped leaf blades.  The culms terminat…

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Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: Turtlehead

Chelone glabra is an upright perennial with stout stems and shiny deep green leaves.  In late summer and fall, stems are topped by lovely clusters of white snapdragon like flowers.  The individual blooms are about an inch long and are …

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Chrysogonum virginianum

Chrysogonum virginianum

Common Name: Golden star

Good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush'

Common Name: Golden star

More compact and floriferous, good ground cover for well drained shade. 

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Chyrsopsis mariana

Chyrsopsis mariana

Common Name: Maryland golden star

A fall blooming species with a long bloom period and bright yellow flowers. 

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