Sedge (Carex wahuensis subsp. rubiginosa) in the Sedges Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 8 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Other: Sedge
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: flowers are small and combined into spikes
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Requires native habitat.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Plant showing reddish-brown seed spikes.

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Posted by Metrosideros (Puna, HI - Zone 10b) on Feb 26, 2015 11:06 AM

A reddish-brown seeded Sedge, which grows on lava rocks in mesic to dry forest.

It will only grow in undisturbed habitat.

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