Blue Wood Sedge (Carex flaccosperma) in the Sedges Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Other: flowers are small and combined into spikes
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 19, 2012 10:22 AM

Blue Wood Sedge ranges from the central eastern and mid states down to the gulf coast in low woods and moist meadow edges. It is at home in a shady place with moist soil. Once established, it tolerates drought well. This is an evergreen sedge that would make a great replacement for liriope. It makes strong, slowly spreading clumps of fine-textured, glaucous, quilted, 1" wide leaves. Use it as a border or mixed in with just about any shade loving wildflower. As with all Carex, a late winter hair cut will keep it tidy.

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