Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Purple-sheathed Graceful Sedge, Graceful Sedge

Purple-sheathed Graceful Sedge, Graceful Sedge

Carex gracillima

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

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Very lightly statewide except absent in the Coastal Plain

Cool season.  A common sedge of forests.  Clump-forming sedge with fine blades and arching stems that produce hanging strings of bead-like seeds.

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

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