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Carex tenera
Carex tenera
Common Name: Narrow Leaf Oval Sedge
Narrow Leaf Oval Sedge is a perennial sedge that grows in moist woodlands, along streambanks, and in floodplains. It is native to the North Central and Northeastern United States. This sedge is a versatile plant, growing in full sun or partial shade. It requires moderate moisture and is tolerant of somewhat drier conditions than many sedges. Narrow Leaf Oval Sedge grows in tufts to about two to three feet tall with slender foliage. This species flowers from April to June on erect, sharply triangular stems bearing small, bur-like seedheads.
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 18-24 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-6