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Carex flaccosperma (thin-fruit sedge)

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Carex flaccosperma occurs in moist shaded wetlands in the south central and southeastern United States as well as southern portions of the mid-Atlantic region. This species is very similar in appearance to the slightly larger Carex laxiculmis. Carex flaccosperma produces attractive flowers in late April and early May although these soon flop after blooming. Eventually the flattened flowering stems are covered by attractive blue-green foliage that looks exceptional in shade but tends to burn in full sun.


  • Rating
    3.7/3.4 (Shade/Sun) 
  • Common Name
    thin-fruit sedge  
  • Size
    15” x 31” 
  • Growth habit
  • Texture
  • Winter foliage
  • Mowing rating
    1.9/2.1 (Shade/Sun)