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Carex lurida - Lurid sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex lurida

Lurid sedge

More About Lurid sedge

  • Shorter clumping sedge with attractive spikelet (seed head)
  • Wetland habitat

Carex lurida, Lurid sedge, is a versatile lower growing sedge that forms dense tufted colonies in full sun and loose patches in the shade. Carex lurida is a great plant for soil stabilization along pond and stream banks. Lurid sedge blooms in early summer and can grow up to 3’ tall, but typically stays in the 1-2’ range.

Bloom Color

White

Carex lurida Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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