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Morning Star Sedge

Carex grayi, a perennial sedge, forms an attractive, grassy, slowly spreading, clump. The narrow foliage is shiny green, becoming more chartreuse in part to full sun, upright and semi-evergreen in Wisconsin. Green, spherical flower spikes appear in early summer above the graceful, densely tufted, clump-forming foliage. The unique flower spikes resemble a starburst, even when they make their transition to warm brown seed clusters. This sedge prefers part sun to part shade in moist to wet soil. They will tolerate full sun if there is abundant moisture.

A Native, Naturally! Grass it prefers full sun to part shade in rich, moist to wet soil.

Image courtesy of Ivy Garth Seeds.