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Carex vulpinoidea

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Common Name: Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to a wide range of soils except rocky, neutral to strongly alkaline pH.  1-3 feet height, spreads moderately fast by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Statewide

Cool season.  This is an abundant sedge in Tennessee.  Grows in clumps, and seedheads spray out attractively from the center of the clump, looking like a fox’s tail.  Seedheads are short-lived.

Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge - Carex vulpinoidea 4
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge - Carex vulpinoidea 3
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Fox Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge - Carex vulpinoidea 2
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/