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Carex bebbii

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses, Ornamental Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: wet

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, colonizing, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Carex bebbii (Bebb's sedge)
  • Carex bebbii (Bebb's sedge)
  • Carex bebbii (Bebb's sedge)
  • Carex bebbii (Bebb's sedge)

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Description

Carex bebbii

Also known as:

Bebb's sedge

,

Bebb's oval sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Wetland indicator status: OBL: almost always occur in wetlands.

Cultivation

Carex bebbii is a marginal wetland species found at the edges of ponds, streams, marshes, bogs, and freshwater wetlands. A hardy cool season grass. Zones 3-6

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

Additional Notes

Carex bebbii is unusual among sedges because plants started from seed, can reach reproductive maturity that same year. A good choice for riparian and wetland restoration.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA
  • Threatened: IN, NH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae Sedge family
Genus Carex sedge
Species Carex bebbii Bebb's sedge