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What is it? Carex vulpinoidea, commonly known as Fox Sedge, is a species of perennial grass-like plants.

Native to where?  It is native to North America, including most of Canada, the Dominican Republic, the United States and parts of Mexico.

Hardiness Zone: Plants are hardy from USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.

What does it look like? It forms beautiful fine-leaved mounds, two feet in diameter, with clumps of stems up to a meter tall. Its common name is derived from the seed head which resembles a fox's tail, and may be up to about 3.9 inches long.

Bloom Time: Its mid-summer fruiting period is when the bright bronze seed head is visible.

Growth Habit: It actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool.

Growing Conditions: Fox Sedge grows in a wide variety of medium-moist to wet soils, including clay, and is an excellent choice for rain gardens.

Environmental Benefits: Plants are pest resistant and unpalatable to deer and most other herbivores. They can be a resilient sedge for wetlands and disturbed sites, and can be used to stabilize the ground on shorelines.

Source:

https://www.prairiemoon.com/carex-vulpinoidea-brown-fox-sedge-prairie-moon-nursery.html

https://www.prairienursery.com/fox-sedge-carex-vulpinoidea.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carex_vulpinoidea

https://www.pinelandsnursery.com/carex-vulpinoidea-fox-sedge-seed

Image Source:

By Robert H. Mohlenbrock - http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=cavu2_002_avp.tif, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5778483

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