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Carex perdentata (Meadow sedge)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Carex perdentata

Carex perdentata S.D. Jones

Meadow Sedge, Sand sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cape40

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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
Fruit:
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.

Distribution

USA: OK , TX

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.

Benefit

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

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Native Plant Society of Texas - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex perdentata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex perdentata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex perdentata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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