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Belton, MO 64012
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Carex pensylvanica
Carex pensylvanica
Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge
Pennsylvania Sedge is one of only a few sedges adapted to upland conditions. It is naturally found in dry to moist upland forests, shady bluffs, and occasionally in upland prairies. Pennsylvania Sedge has long rhizomes and forms a loose to dense ground cover. This petite species is commonly recommended as an alternative ground cover for lawns. Flowering occurs from April to June with the flowering stems usually shorter than the leaves.
Height: 5-7 Inches
Spread: 4-6 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-7