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Carex annectens

Large Yellow Fox Sedge

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Carex annectens (Large Yellow Fox Sedge)

This native perennial plant is about 2-3' tall, forming tight tufts of leaves and flowering culms. Yellow Fox Sedge is attractive because of its yellow spikelets of flowers and compact tufts of fine leaves. It is similar in appearance to the common Carex vulponoidea (Fox Sedge). Habitats include wet to moist prairies, prairie swales, swamps, fens and seeps, borders of ponds, ditches, and abandoned fields. This species can be found at both disturbed and higher quality sites.

Additional Information:

24-36 Inches


24-36 Inches


Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
The preference is full to partial sun, wet to moist conditions, and various kinds of soil, including loam and clay-loam. A mesic location is tolerated where there is some protection from the afternoon sun.

Good Companions
Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii), Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea), Soft Rush (Juncus effusus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses


Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit