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Seersucker Sedge, Plantainleaf Sedge
Light to medium shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich soil with organic matter, tolerant of a range of pH. 8 – 10 inches height, spreads by re-seeding at a slow to medium fast rate.
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Native Region: Eastern half of the state
Cool season. Delightful, clumping evergreen sedge best suited for shady woodlands. Showy foliage provides a unique texture. Has broad puckered leaves, up to 1 inch across, and tinged with red-purple at the base and on the sheaths. Makes a good groundcover. Tolerates a dry sandy site but will not spread as freely. Prefers the same types of habitats as ferns and often found near ferns.