Sedges

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  1. Carex amphibola eastern narrowleaf sedge
  2. Carex annectens yellowfruit sedge
  3. Carex appalachica Appalachian sedge
  4. Carex aurea golden sedge
  5. Carex bebbii Bebb's sedge
  6. Carex bicknellii Bicknell's sedge
  7. Carex blanda eastern woodland sedge
  8. Carex brevior shortbeak sedge
  9. Carex bushii Bush's sedge
  10. Carex cherokeensis Cherokee sedge
  11. Carex comosa longhair sedge
  12. Carex crinita fringed sedge
  13. Carex davisii Davis' sedge
  14. Carex eburnea bristleleaf sedge
  15. Carex emoryi Emory's sedge
  16. Carex flaccosperma thinfruit sedge
  17. Carex frankii Frank's sedge
  18. Carex gracillima graceful sedge
  19. Carex grayi Gray's sedge
  20. Carex jamesii James' sedge
  21. Carex lurida shallow sedge
  22. Carex pellita woolly sedge
  23. Carex retrorsa knotsheath sedge
  24. Carex rosea rosy sedge
  25. Carex sartwellii Sartwell's sedge
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Native Sedges and Native Sedge Cultivars:

Sedges are superficially similar to grasses and rushes, and differentiating the three can be difficult. The rule of thumb is that sedges have edges, rushes are round, and grasses have nodes down to the ground. This refers to the culms, ie the flowering and seed bearing stems. In sedges they are triangular, in rushes they are round, and in grasses they have nodes (joint-like structures). However these are just guidelines and there are exceptions. The main distinction between sedges and true grasses is that the former will always be a perennial, whereas the latter can also be an annual. From a cultivation stand point, many sedges are better adapted than grasses to wet and/or shaded environments. They tend to be highly ornamental, can vary widely in form and visual characteristics, and include many evergreen species.

This category contains all of our native sedges and native sedge cultivars that are for sale and in stock.