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Carex bromoides

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

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 18"-30"

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green, lime-green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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

Carex bromoides (brome-like sedge)
  • Carex bromoides (brome-like sedge)

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Description

Carex bromoides

Also known as:

brome-like sedge

,

brome hummock sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Carex bromoides is a fine-textured grass that forms compact clumps. The dense, fountain-like foliage, makes it highly ornamental.

Cultivation

Wetland indicator status FACW: usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands. Best grown in part-sun to part-shade, in soil that is consistently moist or wet. Both cold hardy and heat tolerant. Zones 3-9

Propagation

Propagate from seed, or clump division in early spring.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

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 bromoides brome-like sedge