Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Ornamental Grasses
Light Requirements: part-shade, shade
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: rich, average
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: yellow, green
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, shade garden plant, woodland plant
Pricing & Availability
Carex woodiiAlso known as:
Carex woodii is a fine textured sedge with light-green, thin foliage. As a specimen, it will form a low-growing, graceful clump up to 12" tall.
Carex woodii is a cool climate species. It is typically found in rich, moist to dry deciduous forests. It is low maintenance and drought resistant within its native range. It slowly forms clumps and small colonies by means of rhizomatous roots, and can be planted in groups to form an elegant, non-aggressive woodland grouncover.It is one of the earlier sedges and will often go to seed by mid-May. Blooms April to May. Zones 4-6
Propagate by clump and root division in early spring. Can be propagated from seed.
The genus modifier "woodii" is not a reference to this species' adaptation to woodland environments, but rather to the the 18th century English botanist William Wood.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
CT, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Special Concern: CT
- Threatened: IL
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