Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge

Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to a wide range of soils except rocky, neutral to strongly alkaline pH.  1-3 feet height, spreads moderately fast by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Statewide

Cool season.  This is an abundant sedge in Tennessee.  Grows in clumps, and seedheads spray out attractively from the center of the clump, looking like a fox’s tail.  Seedheads are short-lived.


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