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Fringed Sedge

Scientific name

Carex crinita


Fringed sedge, scientifically known as Carex crinita, is a perennial sedge native to North America. Here's a detailed description of its characteristics: Appearance: Fringed sedge typically grows in dense clumps, with slender, upright stems that can reach heights of about 90 centimeters. The stems are typically smooth and leafy, with a triangular shape. Its leaves are long and narrow, resembling blades, and they often have a slightly rough texture. The plant's inflorescence consists of small, greenish-brown flowers arranged in dense clusters at the tips of the stems.

Planting conditions

Fringed sedge is commonly found in wetland habitats such as marshes, swamps, and along stream banks. It prefers moist to wet soils and is often found in areas with high water tables. This sedge is distributed throughout much of North America, from Canada to the southeastern United States. Ecological Role: Fringed sedge plays a crucial role in wetland ecosystems, providing habitat and food for various wildlife species. The dense clumps formed by this sedge offer cover and nesting sites for birds, amphibians, and small mammals. Its seeds and foliage are consumed by a variety of wildlife, contributing to the overall biodiversity of wetland habitats.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
    • 8a
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
  • Height:
    • 90 cm