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Carex vulpinoidea - Fox sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex vulpinoidea

Fox sedge

More About Fox sedge

  • Naturalizes readily in moist areas with full sun

Carex vulpinoidea, Fox sedge, is aptly named for its fox tail like seed head.   Fox sedge, is a tough versatile plant that lends itself well to most wetland restoration projects. Like Tussock sedge, Fox sedge has fine textured arching foliage and stands between 1-2’ tall and thrives in full sun.

Bloom Color

White

Carex vulpinoidea Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
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
Bio Remediation
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
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