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Carex lurida

Shallow sedge

Carex lurida is a clumping sedge that has cascading grass-like foliage, forming spiky seed heads in the late spring. It is widespread throughout the southeast, and prefers wetland habitats. This plant is tough, and has green foliage throughout the year (although it is more robust during the growing season). It prefers full sun, but can tolerate some shade. Like any of our Carex species, Carex lurida works well in several different applications: wetland mitigation, stream restoration, constructed wetland, or as a rain garden plant.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Carex lurida - 4 inch

Shallow sedge

8 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea
Carex lurida - Plug

Shallow sedge

36 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea
Carex lurida - Large Plug

Shallow sedge

300 in stock

$4.8450+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (OBL) Obligate 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