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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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Road-side/salt tolerant

General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
4 Feet
Flower color
Fall color
Yellow Orange

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