Carex perdentata S.D. Jones
Sand Sedge, Meadow Sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
USDA Symbol: cape40
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Size Notes: 12-18"
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Native Plant Society of Texas - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Carex perdentata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex perdentata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex perdentata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-11-12
Research By: TWC Staff