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Carex intumescens

Bladder sedge

Carex intumescens is a clumping sedge that is native and widespread throughout the southeast. It typically grows in wet forests, but is occasionally found on drier sites. This plant is easily cultivated and tolerates full sun to part shade. It has evergreen foliage and forms large spiky seed heads in the spring. Like any of our Carex species, Carex intumescens works well in several different applications: wetland mitigation, stream restoration, constructed wetland, or as a rain garden plant.

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Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Evergreen
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Slope
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation