Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Great Bladder Sedge, Shining Bur Sedge

Great Bladder Sedge, Shining Bur Sedge

Carex intumescens

Part to full shade, wet to medium moisture level, adaptable to most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH.  2-3 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Scattered statewide

Cool season.  Clump-forming sedge found growing in shady bottomland hardwood forests.  Has bold textured foliage and showy fruit.

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sedge;sun/shade;medium;sand
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sedge;shade;wet;loam
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sedge;shade;medium;loam
sedge;shade;medium;sand

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