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Common Names: Creek Sedge

Scientific Name: Carex amphibol


Plant Characteristics

  • Duration: Perennial
  • Size: Typically forms clumps, reaching a height of 1-2 ft.
  • Foliage: The leaves are narrow, arching, and grass-like, with a deep green color.
  • Bloom Color: Inconspicuous brownish-green flowers in spring, followed by seed spikes.


Growing Conditions

  • Water Use: Moderate to High (often found in wetland and riparian areas)
  • Light Requirement: Part Shade to Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moist to Wet


Ecological Benefits

Creek Sedge (Carex amphibola) is a native perennial sedge that plays a significant role in Maryland's wetland and riparian ecosystems. Its narrow, grass-like leaves create dense clumps that provide cover and habitat for wildlife, including amphibians and insects. This plant's adaptability to varying light conditions, from part shade to full sun, makes it suitable for various garden environments. Furthermore, Creek Sedge's preference for moist to wet soils contributes to water management and supports aquatic life.

Creek Sedge

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