Carex densa

Also known as:

  • Carex dudleyi
  • Dudley's Sedge
  • Dense Sedge

Plant Type

perennial, grass / grass like

Zones

7a-7a, 9b-9b

Size

H:24"-30"
W:24"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

clay, adaptable, average, gritty

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Special Situation:

humidity tolerant, erosion control

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun

Features

Flower Color:

chocolate

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

birds, deer resistant

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Description by: The Watershed Nursery

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Richmond, California

510-234-2222

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Dudley's sedge is an evergreen perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California alone. It gets approx. 1-1/2' to 2' tall by 1-1/2' wide. Rather rare and hard to find in nurseries. This species grows well with Meadow barley, Grey rush, Willow, and Seep Monkey flower. Its habit is that of a loose clumping plant, rather than a spreader. It's particularly good for seasonally wet areas. Endemic to California Good at stabilizing the banks of seasonal pool, many birds like the seeds and also use the growth as shelter. Many species of Carex were used in basket weaving by native Californians. Found in wet meadows. Communitites located in Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine/Douglas-Fir Forest, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Wetland-riparian Between 20 and 2500 feet.

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Richmond, California

510-234-2222

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Dense sedge is a short clump forming evergreen sedge, 12-30" tall. with large, compact flower clusters. It is and important food source for waterfowl, songbirds, beavers, and deer. This species is excellent for erosion control and stabilizing stream and pond banks. The rhizomes form a thick mass, trapping sediment and slowing the flow of water. It is very tolerant of fluctuating water levels. The flowering stalks are remarkably long lived - from April to September. Moreover, the plant itself provides color all year, never turning brown, even in the driest spells. Birds will eat the seeds and use grass fibers for nesting material. Historically, people used the fibrous roots for basket weaving. Found in meadows, slopes. Communitites located in Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine/Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland, Northern Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian Between 0 and 4800 feet.

Description by: Little Prince of Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

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Dense, tufted, evergreen grass with flat, arching blades. Deer resistant. Pacific Northwest wetland native. Dense Sedge requires moist to wet soils. Ideal choice for rain gardens, boggy soils and soil stabilization for wet ground.

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