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Carex praegracilis

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Species Name: Carex praegracilis
Common Name: Slender Sedge

Nice evergreen sedge for moist location. Spreads by underground roots. Tough and easy to grow. Very happy in clay hardpan soils.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 1' H, spreading
Growth Habit: Clumping, grass-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: California Floristic Province. Western and Central North America. South America.
Natural Habitat: Often moist, alkaline places. Elevation: below 2700 meters.

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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