Plants By Type
Pennsylvania Sedge, or Carex pensylvanica, grows low and bunched like grass. It gets 6 to 12 inches tall with a bunch of cocoa seed cases sticking high on the stem. In Spring and Summer, it has light green foliage that turns sandy-tan in Fall. It grows best in woodland or savannah with light textured soils.
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Synonym(s): Carex marginata, Carex pensylvanica var. glumabunda, Carex pensylvanica var. marginata, Carex pensylvanica var. vespertina, Carex stolonifera
USDA Symbol: CAPE6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)