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Common Oak Sedge - Carex pensylvanica

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This popular sedge has found its niche in shaded landscaped for its ability to bring some green in the early spring and function as a dense and attractive groundcover. Pennsylvania Sedge is low growing sedge with thin, graceful leaves and a showy inflorescence due to the large anthers of the staminate florets on the spikelets during the blooming period, which is early spring. Many diverse insects feed on Pennsylvania Sedge, and various birds eat the seeds, including the Eastern Towhee, and various sparrows (Martin et al., 1951/1961). Soil Type: Clay/Loam Soil Conditions: Mesic-Dry Flower Color: N/A Height: 8" Light: part sun to shade Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and IllinoisWildflowers.Info; Photo courtesy of Centerton Nursery, Inc.

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