Carex pensylvanica

Common name: Common Oak Sedge

Native plant

This low growing woodland sedge is commonly found in oak woods and savannas.  When under ideal conditions, it can form loose colonies of small, neat clumps.  Often growing only 8-10" in height, it is a great choice for unmowed paths or replacing a traditional lawn in shaded yards.  


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4.50
Flats $50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period


Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
8 Inches
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
6 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Green Yellow

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