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Carex crinita - Fringed sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex crinita

Fringed sedge

More About Fringed sedge

  • Cool season wetland grass with drooping seed head
  • Tolerates deep shade and provides erosion control

Carex crinata, Fringed sedge, is a common sedge of cooler northern climates.  Fringed sedge is named for its slender drooping seed heads that are present from June through July. It stands at 3-4’ tall. Fringed sedge is commonly found in partial to deep shade in SE pennsylvania.

Bloom Color

Brown

Carex crinita Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Blue
Wildlife Benefits
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Container
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
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