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

Provenance: NJ

Deer Resistance: High


BONAP 2022 Carex pensylvanica Native Range Map

Additional information


Three inch pot