Common Wood Sedge - Carex blanda
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Phonetic: KAY-reks BLAN-dah
Photo by Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Common Wood Sedge can tolerate a wide range of soil types and is a low mounding, ever-green plant. It is deer/rabbit resistant. This tough plant is often seen growing next to paths indicating that it is well adapted to disturbed and compacted soils and that its seeds are spread via mud stuck to the bottom of shoes, paws, and hooves.
- Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full sun - shade
- Flower Color: Green
- Bloom Time: May, June
- Soil Type: Wet - Medium Dry
- Mature Plant Size: H 2' x 2' W
- Plant Spacing: 3'
- Host Plant: Appalachian Brown and Eyed Brown caterpillars
- Attracts: Butterflies, bees, birds
- Advantages: Drought tolerant, winter interest, deer resistant, tolerates many soil types
- Landscape Uses: Shade garden, ground cover, accent plant
- Companion Plants: Woodland Phlox, Boneset, Sweet Joe Pye Weed
- Deer Resistant
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