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slough sedge

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Slough sedge bloom
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slough sedge wetland

Carex obnupta

Evergreen Grass-like

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

This is a great evergreen sedge that spreads readily. Provides food and shelter for waterfowl.

Keywords: aggressive, birds, upright

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, part shade, Wet, shady