A cool weather performing sedge, its common name derives from the basal purple sheaths it bears. It prefers mesic to moist soil and grows happily in areas with partial shade. The terminal and lateral spikes of the inflorescence are slender and drop right above the fountain of bluish-green leaf blades. The seeds serve as a food source for some waterfowl and songbirds.
- Sun Exposure Savanna/Woodland
- Soil Conditions Wet to Wet-Mesic
- Height 3'
- Flower Time Jun, July
- Bloom Color Green
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