Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Carex grayiGray's Sledge 

 Carex grayi - Gray's Sledge
Carex grayi - Gray's Sledge
Cultivation Information

Height -
2 to 2 1/2 ft
Pistillate spikelet -
Blooms - 
Late spring to mid summer
Sun -
Part sun to medium shade
Hardy Zone -
Soil -
Moist - lots of organic material

- Sedge Family - (Cyperacaea)

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range
Visit the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Servicesweb site to view the natural range of Gray's Sledge
Seed Provenance -  Nodding Gardens - 2011 - present  Plant 2010 from Scioto Gardens -Delaware, OH
Wildlife Significance

Pollination -

Leaves - Numerous skippers and moths feed on the leaves of this plant. To view the entire list visit the Illinois Wildflower site

Seed - Seeds from this Sedge are popular with Junco's, Lincoln's Sparrow and Song Sparows. To view the entire list of birds that enjoy the seed of this plant Visit the Illinois Wildflower site.

Deer - Are not fond of this plant

For detailed information visit theIllinois Wildflower site
 Carex grayi - Gray's Sledge
Carex grayi - Gray's Sledge
Above Photo - Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.