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Carex laxiculmis

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

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam

Height: 6"-12"

Bloom Time: April, May, June, July

Bloom Color: white, yellow

Leaf Color: green, blue-green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: clumping, evergreen, fall interest, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, stream margin plant, woodland plant

Carex laxiculmis (spreading sedge)
  • Carex laxiculmis (spreading sedge)
  • Carex laxiculmis (spreading sedge)
  • Carex laxiculmis (spreading sedge)

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Description

Carex laxiculmis

Also known as:

spreading sedge

,

creeping sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Carex laxiculmis is an evergreen, grass-like perennial. It forms 12" high clumps of green or blue-green broad, blade-like leaves. Unremarkable flowers appear in mid-spring to mid-summer, depending on geographic location

Cultivation

Spreading sedge is native to moist, deciduous forests. It will tolerate part-sun, provided the soil is kept consistently moist throughout the hot summer months. Though the common names suggest a spread or creeping habit, it is actually slow to colonize, and maintains a neatly clumped form. Can be used effectively as an evergreen texture plant for shaded gardens and moist perennial flower beds. Blooms in April to July. Zones 4-7

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring. can be propagated from seed. These can be collected and stored. They will not require treatment before sowing.

Additional Notes

This an uncommon, even rare sedge.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

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

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: ME
  • Threatened: MN

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 laxiculmis spreading sedge