Native to North America, Carex Vulponoidea- Fox Sedge has green foliage with a subtle texture that is porous throughout the year. It produces green flowers and inconspicuous yellow seeds. It is part of the sedge family, and its genus is a sedge. Considered to be a perennial, it has a pure, straight leaf that is pale brown or spotted red-brown on the top side. Its fruit is a red-brown color. It grows in the form of bunches with an erect shape. It has a moderate growth rate and reaches its maximum height of about three feet before its maturity at 20 years.
Not considered to be a low growing grass, it has a long lifespan.
Present throughout Canada and the lower 48 states in the United States, this plant is nearly always a wetland plant. It is mainly a wetland plant but may occur in non-wetlands in specific areas along the Atlantic Coast, Great Plains, and Midwest. Its root depth reaches a minimum of 16 inches. It is somewhat tolerant of shade and can handle cold temperatures reaching as low as -38 degrees Fahrenheit.
Carex Vulponoidea- Fox Sedge
plant grows in moist, wet soil with a fine to medium texture. It does not adapt well to land with a coarse texture. The ground should have a minimum of 6.8 pH and a maximum of 8.9 pH balance. It grows in soil that is clay or loam. It has a low tolerance for drought and fire, but it is fire resistant. The Fox Sedge needs moderate amounts of moisture. To thrive, it requires a minimum of 110 days that are frost-free.
It blooms in the spring and produces seeds starting in the summer and ending in the fall. Propagation does not occur with cuttings, sod, tubers, bulbs, containers or bare root. It reproduces using its seed or sprigs. It produces moderately vigorous seedlings and does not have a spread rate for its vegetation. Its active growth period takes place in the spring and experiences a slow regrowth rate after harvest.
This is not a toxic plant and animals eat it while grazing. Fox Sedge attracts birds as well. It helps control soil erosion along the roadside. Carex Vulponoidea- Fox Sedge