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CAREX LURIDA | Lurid Sedge

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This native perennial sedge forms a tuft of basal leaves and one or more culms up to 2½' long. Each culm is stiff, 3-angled, glabrous, and unbranched; its edges are rough underneath the inflorescence. Along the lower half of each culm, there are 1-3 alternate leaves that are ascending to widely spreading. The blades of these leaves are up to 12" long and 7 mm. across; they are light to medium green, glabrous, channeled along their midribs, and rough-textured along their margins. The outer leaf sheaths are light to medium green and glabrous, while the inner sheath is membranous and truncate to slightly concave at the mouth.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna, Woodland
Soil Moisture Wet, Wet Mesic
Bloom Time


Bloom Color  
Max Height 3 feet
Wetland Code OBL
Germ Code  C(60)
Seeds Per Ounce   12,000


Lurid Sedge (Carex Lurida) native perennial sedge forms a tuft of basal leaves and one or more culms up to 2

Pennsylvania sedge is a low, clumped, grass-like perennial, 6-12 in. high, with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem. Foliage is pale-green in spring and summer, turning sandy-tan in fall.

Rhizomatous turf-forming with pale-green arching leaves forms ground cover in forests or savannahs (oak/pine or sugar maple) prefers light-textured soils. Resistant to deer grazing.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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