Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Awl-fruited Oval Sedge, Blunt Broom Sedge

Awl-fruited Oval Sedge, Blunt Broom Sedge

Carex tribuloides

Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level, sandy loam soil, strongly acid to neutral pH.  1 ½ – 3 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Statewide

Cool season.  Occurs in a greater variety of wet habitats than most other sedges.  Adds a nice green touch to a meadow planting.  Often forms colonies.  Attracts butterflies and birds.


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