Native Plant Trust

Carex eburnea

Bristle-leaf sedge

This species has the narrowest leaves of any of our native sedges, giving the plant a delicate, wispy look, countered by its strong clumping form. This sedge goes dormant in the heat of the summer before greening up again in fall.

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Height: 6-10 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 2-8


Bloom Color: Non-Flowering

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


Bristle-leaf sedge - Carex eburnea from Native Plant Trust