LGS Notes: Pennsylvania sedge is a native sedge that can be used for a variety of gardens.  It does best in shade and part sun, but can tolerate full sun with enough water.  It can be used as an alternative for lawns, as a border, to stabilize a slope, or just mixed in to a native garden.  Caterpillars and birds are attracted to the May blooms, and if left over winter it can be used as shelter by insects and other small critters.

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Latin Name: Carex pensylvanica
Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge
Type: Rush or Sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: Greenish
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Insignificant
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Wet Soil
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