Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge

Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge

Carex stricta

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to most all soil types, extremely acid to neutral pH.  1-3 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and can also form large colonies by spreading rhizomes.

Native Region:  Scattered lightly statewide

Cool season.  Grows in dense clumps (tussocks) to 2 feet width.  Easily grown in moist to wet spots including standing water.  Forms dense tussocks of bright green foliage, often connected by underground runners that can make large stands.


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