Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Long-awned Bracted Sedge, Heavy Sedge

Long-awned Bracted Sedge, Heavy Sedge

Carex gravida

Full to partial sun, medium to dry moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils, tolerant of a range of pH as long as not too acid.  1 ½ – 2 feet height.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Occurs only in 9 counties scattered across the state

Cool season.  Designated a “Special Concern” plant in Tennessee.  Clump-forming, attractive and charming sedge. Unique in that it occurs on both dry and marshy ground although it is generally an upland plant. Occurs naturally in meadows, prairies, savannas, open woodlands, roadsides, and abandoned fields.

sedge;sun;wet;clay
sedge;sun;wet;loam
sedge;sun;wet;sand
sedge;sun;wet;gravel
sedge;sun;medium;clay
sedge;sun;medium;loam
sedge;sun;medium;sand
sedge;sun;medium;gravel
sedge;sun;dry;clay
sedge;sun;dry;loam
sedge;sun;dry;sand
sedge;sun;dry;gravel
sedge;sun/shade;wet;clay
sedge;sun/shade;wet;loam
sedge;sun/shade;wet;sand
sedge;sun/shade;medium;clay
sedge;sun/shade;medium;loam
sedge;sun/shade;medium;sand
sedge;sun/shade;dry;clay
sedge;sun/shade;dry;loam
sedge;sun/shade;dry;sand
sedge;sun/shade;dry;gravel

 

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