An adaptable woodland sedge, Curly-styled Wood Sedge forms clumps of delicate foliage. A slight rose tint to the starry seedheads give its name. It thrives in mesic to dry soils and is a good choice for a dry shade garden. It fills in between plants.
Its seeds are consumed by a variety of birds, and it provides cover to wildlife. Caterpillars of several moths, skippers, and butterflies feed on the foliage of Carex spp. (sedges). Many birds eat the seeds or seedheads of sedges.
Soil Type: Clay/Loam/Sand
Soil Conditions: Mesic-Dry
Flower Color: N/A
Light: part sun to shade
Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and illinoiswildflowers.info; Photo courtesy of Julia Bunn