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Carex plantaginea
Common Name: Seersucker Sedge Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Carex plantaginea
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Shiny, green leaves are unusually broad (to 1 1/8') and puckered like Christmas ribbon. An excellent, mostly evergreen (the basal foliage overwinters) groundcover for average to moist shade, provides unique texture. Flowers occur in early to mid-spring, thin and black-tipped, not especially showy.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist woods.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlack 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Part Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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