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Carex intumescens - Bladder sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex intumescens

Bladder sedge

More About Bladder sedge

  • Clump forming with slender upright dark green leaves
  • Common in moist woodlands and meadows - part to full shade

Carex intumescens, Bladder sedge, is similar in appearance to Carex grayi, found growing in shady bottomland hardwood forests. Its bold textured foliage stands 1-2' tall.

Bloom Color

White

Carex intumescens Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Food
Nesting
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
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