A very slender-leaved sedge of moist deciduous woodlands. Flowers are somewhat inconspicuous and turn to small spiky seedheads (June-July). Tolerates occasional flooding, rocky soil, and shade. Creates excellent cover and possible nesting habitat for insects and small woodland wildlife (the seeds may also feed wildlife and songbirds). Often overlooked and understudied, primarily found in moist high-quality woodlands. Overall a lovely and attractive sedge.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
1-3 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 7b-5a
Deer Resistant

Native Range: ME south to GA, west to MS, AR, KS, NE, SD, and MN. Native to Canada in ON, QC. Rare in ME, NH, DE, MD, NC, AR, KS. Considered extirpated in SD.

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks.

Bur-Reed Sedge Seed Packet $5.00

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