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Carex tumulicola (Berkeley Sedge)

Carex tumulicola
Berkeley Sedge, Foothill Sedge, Slender Sedge, Split Awn Sedge, Splitawn Sedge

Berkeley sedge occurs in arid areas from Washington to central California. The dark green foliage forms arching clumps. The small brown flowers are not showy, but provide some textural interest. This plant spreads slowly from rhizomes. Use either in an unmowed, natural form, or as a lawn substitute. It is evergreen in milder areas.

Plant Type Native, Grass
Exposure Full Sun, Shade, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Brown
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 24" - 36" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Wet Soil
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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