Carex laxiculmis / Spreading Sedge


A grass-like woodland species with powder-blue foliage, this sedge is a colonial groundcover in shaded soils. In the forest (and garden), its low mounding form accentuates interspersed wildflowers. Creates texture, en masse. Sedges are an important component of forest understories, enhancing soil moisture, friability, and stability.

Height: <1′  Blooms: May – June

Habitat: Moist, well- to partially-drained soils, part sun to shade