Sedge (Carex mitchelliana) in the Sedges Database

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Flowers: Other: flowers are small and combined into spikes
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
labeled specimen in trial garden

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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29labeled specimen in trial garden
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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29foliage and spikelet flower clusters
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 4, 2018 1:31 PM

There is not much information on this species online. It is native from southern New England into Ohio down into Mississippi into Florida in swamps, marshes, watercourse banks, and shores. It is uncommon in its range, only being found in about 100 existing populations. The blades are about 3-8 mm wide.

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