Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses, Prairie Grasses
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet
Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: green
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: drought tolerant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant
Pricing & Availability
Carex breviorAlso known as:
plains oval sedge,
Carex festucacea var. brevior
Carex brevior is a fine textured, cool season grass.
The wetland indicator status is FAC: it occurs in wetlands and non-wetlands. Carex brevior is often found growing in dry, disturbed areas. It is highly adaptable, and will thrive in full sun savanna and prairie environments, in open woodlands, as well as in floodplains and stream margins with consistently wet soil.
Propagate from seed.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
|Species||Carex brevior||shortbeak sedge|