Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Brown Fox Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Wetland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Brown
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Brown Fox Sedge by Scott Woodbury
Photo: Scott Woodbury
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
24
inches

Spread:

24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Fine-textured, clump-forming fountain sedge good for rain gardens and perennial beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Low, clumping, fountain-shaped sedge with narrow leaves and spear-shaped seed heads that often remain hidden with the foliage.

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