Carex densa

dense sedge

Habit: grows as an evergreen, compact grass-like tuft. Leaves are narrow with a prominent folded vein along the middle and occasionally covered in brown spots. Inflorescence is a tightly clustered panicle arising terminally on 5 in long stems and is comprised of 10 spikelets. Florets and fruit apparent between June and August.

Ecology: found in wetlands, riparian zones, and moist meadows up to elevations of 4900 ft (1500 m).

Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade in moist to wet soil, tolerates seasonal flooding.

Carex densa can be used as a rain garden or bioswale plant.


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Type: Sedge
Height: 18-28 in (45-70 cm)
Width: 18-28 in (45-70 cm)
USDA Zones: 3
Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.