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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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant

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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