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Carex lupulina - Hop sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex lupulina

Hop sedge

More About Hop sedge

  • Loose clumping green foliage with 'hop like' seed heads
  • Bottomland woodlands and streamside habitat

Carex lupulina, Hop sedge,  is a tall, shade tolerant sedge that has similar but longer seed heads than Carex intumescens.  Hop sedge has a clump forming erect stature that makes it a nice accent in a shady woodland water garden.  Hop sedge also performs well in wetland restorations.  Grows 3-4’ tall.

Carex lupulina Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
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
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8
9
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