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Species: Slough Sedge

Scientific Name: Carex obnupta

Classification: Ground Cover Shrubs



Description: The Slough Sedge, also commonly known as Basket Grass is a small dense, grass-like shrub that will reach a mature height of 10-12 inches. It is native to Western North America, including British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon and Northern California. It is an evergreen shrub, with long blades of grassy leaves. In the spring, blooms appear, forming into catkin-like flowers, which can grow upright or pendulate, depending on the size of the individual flower. In the wild, the species is commonly found in wet locations, such as swamps, bogs, stream and river banks.

Site Conditions: The Slough Sedge is adaptable to different soil types. It prefers moist soil and also can grow in standing water, which can make it a good ground-cover choice for areas prone to seasonal flooding. The species is hardy, tolerating ocean spray areas. It prefers full sun exposure, but is tolerant to partial shade conditions.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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