Carex crinita

Common name: Fringed Sedge

Native plant

Fringed Sedge is a clump forming sedge. It is a wetland species, prefering constant wet soils and some standing water, but it will tolerate drier conditions once established. Spikelet inflorescence up to 4 inches long droop from the plant spring to mid summer and last about a week.  This sedge is rhizomatous and will form colonies under ideal growing conditions.  Great choice for erosion control, low areas, and rain gardens.


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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, Partial Sun / Part Shade

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

Additional information

Rain garden suited

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