Carex annectens - Yellow Fox Sedge
Yellow Fox Sedge (Carex annectens) is a perennial sedge native to most of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. It produces yellow seedheads that are pollinated by wind, and small hard seeds that are dispersed short distances by gravity or wind. It is a strong competitor, able to maintain a long-term presence in dense, stable vegetation. It looks very similar to Common Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea), but its leaves are shorter than the stems.
Soil Moisture: Moderate, Wet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 18 - 30 inches
Spread: 1' - 2'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Bloom Color: Green, Yellow
Bloom Time: July, August
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Carex is one of the largest genera of plants with about 2,000 species and a distribution almost worldwide except for tropical lowlands and in sub-Saharan Africa. All Carex are perennial, and are most commonly found in moist to wet habitats. They are also known for their distinct, condensed inflorescences or spikelets that have gained popularity as ornamental in recent years. Sedges are important in peat deposits and often used as forage for livestock, but surprisingly have a rather limited economic utility considering how widespread their distribution is.
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