Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Lance-fruited Oval Sedge, Broom Sedge

Lance-fruited Oval Sedge, Broom Sedge

Carex scoparia

Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level, tolerant of most soils except rocky, very strongly acid to slightly acid pH.  1 ½ – 2 ½ feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Cool season.  Nice fine-textured sedge for landscapes and shoreline restoration.  Has fuzzy purple seedheads.  Grows in a variety of wetland habitats and sandy lakeshore.

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