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Carex perdentata

Sand sedge, Meadow Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Carex perdentata (Sand sedge)
Marcus, Joseph A.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Size Notes: 12-18
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: This sedge tolerates a wide variety of soil types and conditions. It can be used as a grass substitute for low-traffic lawns.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Last Update: 2014-11-12