Carex vulpinoidea
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 1-3 feet; 0.3-0.9 metres Spread: 0.5-2 feet; 0.2-0.6 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Wet Wildlife: Insects such as sedge grasshoppers, skipper and butterfly caterpillars, and leafhoppers will feed on the foliage of the plant. Certain wetland birds feed on the seeds including Mallards, Swamp Sparrows, Trumpeter Swans and Canada Geese. This sedge also provides cover for many wetland species. Bloom Colour: Green Tolerates: Temporary flooding Culture: Easily grown in moist to very wet soils. It prefers soil containing loam, silt, clay, or gravel. Noteworthy Characteristics: The culms of this sedge are light green and smooth. Narrow, alternate leaves occur on the lower portions of the culms. The fertile culms produce several spikelets that start out green but mature to a golden yellow or brown colour. This sedge can spread aggressively with minimal competition. Garden Uses: Along water edges, ponds, or in rain gardens.