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Bristly Sedge, Longhair Sedge
Full sun to light shade, wet to moderately wet moisture level, prefers mucky or slightly sandy soil but is tolerant of clay, very strongly acid to neutral pH. 2 feet height, spreads slowly by seed and moderately fast by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Only occurs in 5 counties – Obion, Stewart, Montgomery, Lewis and Rhea
Cool season. Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. One of the more ornamental sedges used in rain gardens but must not be allowed to dry out. Very adaptable, grows in any damp soil.