Carex grayi Gray's Sedge
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Gray's Sedge
Height - 2 to 2 1/2 ftPistillate spikelet - GreenBlooms - Late spring to mid summerSun - Part sun to medium shadeHardy Zone - 5 to 9
Soil - Moist - lots of organic material
Mulch - Use as "living mulch" in between forbs
Provides - Seasonal color, texture and natural spacing to the landscape as well support for delicate wildflowers.
Family - Sedge - (Cyperacaea)
Wildlife Significance Gray's Sedge
Leaves - Numerous skippers and moths feed on the leaves of this plant. To view the entire list visit the Illinois Wildflower site
Source of - Nesting Material
Seed - Seeds from this Sedge are popular with Junco's, Lincoln's Sparrow and Song Sparrows. To view the entire list of birds that enjoy the seed of this plant Visit the Illinois Wildflower website.
Deer - Are not fond of this plant