Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Gray’s Sedge, Common Bur Sedge, Morning Star Sedge

Gray’s Sedge, Common Bur Sedge, Morning Star Sedge

Carex grayi

Best in full sun but tolerates light shade, wet to medium moisture level, rich soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  2-3 feet height, spreads slowly by seed and slowly by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide but most concentrated in western half of the state

Cool season.  Showy flowers on a low maintenance plant.  Attractive fruits remain on the plant in winter, which creates an interesting accent.  Lovely planted alone or in a group.  Resents drying out and suffers in dry soil and hot sun.



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