Carex cristatella

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Common Name: Crested Oval Sedge, Crested Sedge

Sun to light shade, wet to medium moisture level, prefers fertile loam but tolerates most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH.  1 ½ – 2 ½ feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Only occurs in Robertson and Cheatham counties

Cool season.  Spreads by forming vegetative clumps of plants from rhizomes and from re-seeding.  Attractive spikelets.  Attracts butterflies and birds.

Crested Oval Sedge, Crested Sedge - Carex cristatella 2
Photo courtesy Prairie Moon Nursery