Carex bicknellii

Common name: Bicknell's Sedge

Native plant

Unbranched sedge with a tendency to form clumps.  Unlike many sedges, it is tolerant of drier conditions.  As such, it can be used not only in rain gardens and wetlands but also in dry prairies and prairie gardens.  Seeds heads offer a food source for many native birds, including Horned Lark and Snow Bunting. 


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

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