Carex pensylvanica / Pennsylvania Sedge
This low sedge forms windswept colonies in well-drained soils. It is especially common among upland oaks, with a preference for similar soils. It is a superb soil binder and builder and is one of the most functional native ground covers for poor soils. Its flowers are among the earliest in the spring flora.
Also known as oak sedge.
Height: <1′ Blooms: April
Siting: Average to dry, sun to shade
Deer Resistance: High