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Carex stricta #1 (Tussock Sedge)August 25, 2020
Carex grayi #1 (Bur Sedge)
-Part Shade, Full Shade
-Moist to Wet Soil (FACW)
-Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline pH
-2-3′ Tall by 2′ Wide
-Clumping growth habit
-Deer, Salt tolerant
35 in stock
Bur Sedge, also known as Gray’s Sedge or Mace Sedge, is a clumping, medium-sized perennial with interesting seed heads that look like medieval maces. They persist throughout the summer with a bright green color before turning brown in fall, waiting to be shattered by animals, wind, or snow. The 3′ tall arching clumps of medium green leaves multiply around the landscape by seed, in favorable conditions (such as wetlands and woodlands) and by short, creeping rhizomes. It is a good plant for erosion control along streams or in floodplain woodlands. Bur Sedge makes a nice backdrop to low-growing woodland plants and looks right at home around pools or ponds, en masse or as an accent.
Bur Sedge seeds are fed upon by birds such as sparrows, Wild Turkeys, Wood Ducks, and American Woodcocks! It is a larval host for numerous moths and the Appalachian Brown butterfly.