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Plant Details

Carex plantaginea

Plantain-leaved Sedge, Seersucker Sedge

Scientific Name:

Carex plantaginea

Genus:

Carex

Species Epithet:

plantaginea

Common Name:

Plantain-leaved Sedge, Seersucker Sedge

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich cove forests, mostly over mafic or calcareous rocks, montane alluvial forests.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Plant with bloom spikes

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Plant

image

Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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