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California meadow sedge

Carex pansa

Description

The California meadow sedge is a dense spreading perennial with fine textured medium green foliage that is native to the Channel Islands and coastal dunes from central California to Washington. It is often planted in bioswales where it spreads by rhizomes to form natural meadow-like plantings. It has also proven to be a successful lawn substitute with moderate tolerance to foot traffic that grows best in sunny exposures with regular water. Established plantings can withstand extended dry periods, but will eventually become drought dormant and sparse in character.

Plant Type: Ground cover, Grass, Sedge, Native
Foliage Character: Winter deciduous
Habit: Spreading, Dense
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Tan
Flower Season: Summer, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Sand, Moist soil, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Cold hardy, All day sun, Morning sun, Moderate shade, Heat, Fog
Function: Civic spaces, Borders, Banks, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Mass planting, Foliage accent plant, Commercial spaces, Small spaces
Height: 8 in. – 10 in.
Width: 12 in. – 24 in.

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