Carex comosa

Common name: Longhair Sedge

Native plant

Slow spreading, erect sedge excellent for wet areas, even tolerates periods of shallow standing water.  Great for use in erosion prevention along banks of waterways. It is a food source for caterpillars of several skippers and moths, beetles and many wetland birds.  Seedheads are more ornamental than many sedges.


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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

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Prairie Grasslands, Wetlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color



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

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