Shining Bur Sedge Picture

Dense spikey clusters of teardrop shaped inflated seed capsules are formed from May to July, leaf blades are up to 1' long and less than 0.5" wide, plant develops a loosely tufted appearance, easily tolerates occasional flooding, a good rain garden plant, host to several butterflies and moths, including Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia) & Eyed Brown (S. eurydice) Butterflies and Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit), various birds & wildlife eat the seeds, if planted in full sun it requires plenty of moisture. Found growing wild in bottomland hardwood forests, wet meadows and ditches where the soil is often wet.

Average To Moist
Sun To Shade
2' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-9a
Deer Resistant

Native Range: sw. QC to MN, south to w. New England, LI, n. NJ, FL, AR, & OK. Rare in MA

Germination - Easy: cold stratify 8 weeks

Shining Bur in a 3.5 inch pot $12.75 (Temporarily Sold Out*)
Shining Bur Sedge Seed Packet $5.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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