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Carex lanuginosa
Carex lanuginosa
Common Name: Wooly Sedge
Wooly Sedge prefers moist soil but will tolerate up to 6 inches of inundation in Spring. It is found naturally in bottomland prairies, moist areas in upland prairies, fens, marshes, and the edge of bottomland forests. Wooly Sedge forms clumps, lacks the previous year's growth, and is relatively tolerant of alkaline soil conditions. The base of the stems has a reddish tint and the leaves are flat. This species is also known as Carex pellita.
Height: 1-3 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-7