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Marcus, Joseph A.
Carex perdentata S.D. Jones
Meadow Sedge, Sand sedge
USDA Symbol: cape40
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
OK , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: This sedge tolerates a wide variety of soil types and conditions. It can be used as a grass substitute for low-traffic lawns.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
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Native grasses for East Texas that require no mowing or watering
June 16, 2010
What native grass can I grow in deep East Texas that would require no supplemental watering and no mowing?
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff