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Carex amplifolia

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Carex amplifolia

Species Name: Carex amplifolia
Common Name: Bigleaf Sedge

Tall ornamental grass. Attractive seed heads. Good pond plant. Spreads by rhizomes. Recommended for stabilizing wet areas.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 4' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Greenish-tan
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, Modoc plateau to British Columbia, Idaho
Natural Habitat: Seasonally wet places. Elevation: below 7200'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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