Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Greater Straw Sedge, Spreading Oval Sedge

Greater Straw Sedge, Spreading Oval Sedge

Carex normalis

Sun to shade, moderately wet to medium moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils except rocky, very strongly acid to neutral pH.  3 foot height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Scattered lightly statewide with greatest concentration in the Interior Low Plateaus

Cool season.  Attractive sedge with interesting, bristly seedheads.  This sedge has a widespread native range including most of the eastern half of North America.  Found in wet woods, thickets, meadows and roadsides. Good for naturalizing.

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

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