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Carex eburnea - Boott

Common Name Bristleleaf sedge
Family Cyperaceae
USDA hardiness 2-8
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Commonly occurs in conifer or mixed forests crevices of limestone bluffs in the Ozark, US. It is also known to grow in drier sandy soils, particularly on limestone outcroppings and glades.
Range Eastern and central North America
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Carex eburnea Bristleleaf sedge


Reuven Martin inaturalist.org
Carex eburnea Bristleleaf sedge
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Carex eburnea is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. The flowers are pollinated by Wind, Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

C. alba Dewey [Illegitimate]. C. alba var. setifolia Dewey. C. setifolia (Dewey) Britton & A.Br. [Illegitimate].

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

Ground cover. An attractive first-rate ground cover. Shade and drought tolerant. Good for forest gardens, Rock gardens and shade gardens. An effective accent for smaller gardens. Lawn Alternative.

Special Uses

Food Forest  Ground Cover

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Cultivation details

A North American native low maintenance sedge. Prefers a sandy or gravelly soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Prefers a medium moisture, well-drained soil but will tolerate dry conditions. Very tough tolerating heat and drought. It handles dry conditions best when planted in shade. Light: Sun: Part shade to full shade. USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 8. Bloom Time: April. Tolerate: Deer, Heavy Shade. Plants spread slowly by rhizomes. In garden design, as well as the above-ground architecture of a plant, root structure considerations help in choosing plants that work together for their optimal soil requirements including nutrients and water. The root pattern is suckering with new plants from runners away from the plant [2-1].

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Propagation

Propagate by seed, or clump division in early spring. Can be cut back regularly during its growing season.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Ivory sedge,Ebony sedge, Bristleleaf, Bristle-leaved sedge.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Not Listed.

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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