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Calamagrostis brachytricha

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Common Name: Korean Feather Reed Grass

Native to Asia

A clump forming warm season perennial grass.  Plants form a rounded mound of narrow arching leaves.  In late summer pinkish flower plumes rise above the foliage. The feathery flowers and slender leaves drift in the slightest breeze. As wi…

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Feather reed grass

Native to Europe & Asia (arundinacea & epigejos)

Non-naitve. Slow spreading, clump forming cool season ornamental grass. Produces purplish-green flowers.

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Carex albicans

Carex albicans

Common Name: White-tinged sedge

Native to North America

Upland sedge forms dense tufts of narrow, bright green foliage. Can be used as a groundcover, spreads slowly by rhizomes and will self-seed. Tolerant of dry soil conditions. Usually found in wooded areas. 

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Carex amphibola

Carex amphibola

Common Name: Creek sedge

Native to North America

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 appalachica

Carex appalachica

Common Name: Appalachian sedge

Native to North America

Forms a neat clump of fine foliage. Elegant texture. Limited supply.

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Carex bicknellii

Carex bicknellii

Common Name: Prairie sedge

Native to North America

Tolerates a wide range of conditions, makes an excellent choice for a rain garden.

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Carex blanda

Carex blanda

Common Name: Common Wood Sedge

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

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Carex cherokeensis

Carex cherokeensis

Common Name: Cherokee sedge

Evergreen, clumping sedge with wheat-like pendulous seed heads form in spring and mature in autumn. Marginally drought tolerant, may suffer in extended drought conditions. Valuable garden accent, or for low spots, pond and stream edge.

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Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge, Longhair sedge

Native to North America

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.

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Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

Native to North America

This sedge is suited for shaded wetlands, it has blue/green foliage and drooping seed heads.

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Carex divulsa

Carex divulsa

Common Name: grassland sedge

Native to Europe and Asia

Carex divulsa is a perennial sedge that matures into fine textured arching clumps. The bright green foliage is evergreen.  In late spring dainty bronze flower spikes are displayed above the leaves.  Plants adapt to sunny or shade…

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Carex elata

Carex elata

Common Name: Tufted sedge

Native to Europe & South Africa

A cool season clump forming sedge for water and rain gardens and erosion control.  May be grown in gardens and rock gardens as it is very tolerant of shallow soil, but must be watered and may not be as vigorous. Flowers from May to June, and f…

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Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Common Name: Blue Zinger Sedge

Native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa

Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ is a low clumping European sedge.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen with fine texture and a lovely steely blue color. This perennial prospers in dry to moist well drained soils in sun …

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Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma

Common Name: Blue wood sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Bur sedge, Grays sedge

Native to North America

Carex grayi is a cool season grass with semi-evergreen light green, grass-like foliage. Interesting spiked seed heads develop and remain in the winter. This plant prefers full sun, will tolerate some shade, in moist to wet conditions. It thrive…

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Carex grayi 'New Moon Mighty'

Carex grayi 'New Moon Mighty'

Common Name: New Moon Mighty grays sedge

Native to North America (selection)

Carex grayi ‘New Moon Mighty’  is a cool season grass with semi-evergreen light green, grass-like foliage. Interesting spiked seed heads, which are larger on New Moon Mighty, develop and remain in the winter. This plant prefers …

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Carex humilis 'Hexe'

Carex humilis 'Hexe'

Common Name: Hexe dwarf sedge

Native to Western Europe

Ornamental yellow flowers appear very early in spring and fade to tan.  Grows in the driest areas and therefore extremely drought tolerant.  Can be grown in a rock garden or shallow soils in partial shade.

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Carex laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis

Common Name: Creeping sedge

Native to North America

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 leavenworthii

Carex leavenworthii

Common Name: Lawn Sedge

Native to North America

Carex leavenworthii is a clumping perennial sedge with very narrow dark green leaves. In late spring small dense green clusters of flower spikes are held above the leaves.  Plants occur in partly sunny to shady mesic or dry woods.…

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Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex molesta

Carex molesta

Common Name: Field oval sedge

Native to North America

Adaptable, often found in areas that have been disturbed. Important food source for wildlife. 

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Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Common Name: Ice Dance Japanese Sedge

Native to Asia

Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ is a low rhizomatous perennial sedge.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen and arching.  Blades are variegated with an emerald green stripe down the center and crisp white borders al…

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Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'

Common Name: Silver Sceptre sedge

Native to Japan

Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’ is a low rhizomatous perennial sedge.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen and arching.  Blades are variegated with an jade green stripe down the center and crisp cream white al…

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Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Palm sedge

Native to North America

This distinctive sedge resembles a miniature palm. Slow, creeping.

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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Common Name: Little Midge Palm sedge

Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge' is a dense clump forming moisture loving sedge.  Excellent choice for native lawn replacement.

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Common Name: Evergold Sedge

Native to Asia

Carex ‘Evergold’ is a low clumping perennial sedge from Japan.  Foliage is evergreen or semi-evergreen and arching.  Blades are variegated with a creamy yellow stripe that runs…

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Carex pensylvanica

Carex pensylvanica

Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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

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Carex platyphylla

Carex platyphylla

Common Name: Silver sedge

Native to North America

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

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Carex radiata

Carex radiata

Common Name: Eastern star sedge

Native to North America

An ornamental sedge forming dense clumps of slender leaves. Important food source for insects and birds. 

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Carex rosea

Carex rosea

Common Name: Rosy sedge, Curly wood sedge

Native to North America

Very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Features softly arching leaves. 

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Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Broom Sedge

Native to North America

Carex scoparia is a fine textured clumping cool season sedge.  In summer triangular leafy stems rise above the tufts of narrow grass-like foliage.  The culms bear scaly green to tan bullet shaped flower clusters that transition i…

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Carex socialis

Carex socialis

Common Name: Social sedge, low woodland sedge

Native to North America

Carex socialis is a rhizomatous perennial sedge that forms dense tufts of narrow foliage.

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Carex sprengelii

Carex sprengelii

Common Name: Long Beaked Sedge

Native to North America

Carex sprengelii is a lovely cool season woodland sedge.  Plants form small colonies from short rhizomes.  Foliage is bright green to chartreuse and semi-evergreen with narrow glossy blades.  In early spring greenish-white o…

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Carex stipata

Carex stipata

Common Name: Awl-fruited sedge

Native to North America

Carex stipata is a sprawling wetland sedge that expands from short rhizomes.  New leaves are bright green and fountain-like.  In spring culms rise above the foliage bearing prickly flower clusters.  The green inflorescences …

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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

Native to North America

This beautiful sedge deserves a spot in the ornamental water garden, great form. 

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Carex texensis

Carex texensis

Common Name: Catlin sedge

Native to North America

Great lawn replacement.

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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Native to North America

Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. 

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Carex woodii

Carex woodii

Common Name: Pretty sedge, wood's sedge

Native to North America

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

Native to North America

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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