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Carex albursina (white bear sedge)

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Summary

Carex albursina, or white bear sedge, is a broad-leaved species that superficially resembles Carex plantaginea although it is more closely related to Carex blanda and Carex laxiflora. The light green color of its foliage and the long leaf-like bracts on the flowering stems of white bear sedge are some of the features that can be used to differentiate C. albursina from similar sedges. White bear sedge performed best in shade although the plants in both sun and shade steadily declined in overall health and vigor over the course of the trial. This species can be found in woodlands over a large portion of the central and eastern United States.


Details

  • Rating
    3.7/0.0 (Shade/Sun(Did not complete)) 
  • Common Name
    white bear sedge  
  • Size
    11” x 23” 
  • Growth habit
    clumping 
  • Texture
    coarse 
  • Winter foliage
    semi-evergreen 
  • Mowing rating
    2.8/NA (shade/sun)