Bristleleaf Sedge

Bristleleaf Sedge Plant Information


Bristleleaf Sedge grows in the following 33 states:

Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Carex eburnea (ivory sedge or bristleleaf sedge) is a small and slender sedge native to North America.

The leaves are only 0.2 to 1mm (0.008 to 0.039in) wide and 3 to 21cm (1 to 8in) long. The flowering stems (culms) are longer than the leaves, up to 12 inches (30cm) tall. There are 3 to 10 perigynia (pistils) per spike. Pollinated perigynia produce seeds (achenes) that are glossy blackish-brown when ripe.
Ivory sedge usually grows in coniferous or mixed woodlands, sometimes in fens, stable dunes, or alvar (shallow soil above limestone). It prefers sandy or gravelly soil with a neutral to alkaline pH.

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