Carex grayi (Common Bur Sedge) has crazy seed heads that look like a medieval mace. Though its bark is louder than its bite, it has a cool blueish hue in its leaves during the summer that gives way to nice orange/pink fall foliage. This sedge’s compact growth lends itself well to a border placement and native landscaped settings.
- Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna/Woodland
- Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic
- Height 3'
- Flower Time May, June, July, August
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