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Carex globosa

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Species Name: Carex globosa
Common Name: Globe's Sedge

Nice clumping sedge that is easy to grow. Spreads by runners. Good for soil stabilizing especially near seeps, ponds or streams.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 6-18in H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, dense and creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast Range, Outer North Coast Range, Central West, Southwestern CA
Natural Habitat: Well drained soils of wooded areas below 4,000'

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Other Names
  • 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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