Carex grayi

Common name: Gray's Sedge

Native plant

The dark green, wide leaves and unique seed heads of this sedge make it an excellent choice to add ornamental value to the landscape.  Its rhizomatous root system will aid in soil stabaliation, and it can tolerate a bit of shade, flooding and wide range of soil conditions.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

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

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Moist Woods, Savannas, Wetlands

Growth form

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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