Carex hystericina - Porcupine Sedge
Porcupine Sedge (Carex hystericina) is a large clump forming wetland sedge native to much of North America, and prefers calcareous soils which have a high pH level containing calcium carbonate from underlying chalk or limestone rock. It produces 2 - 3 spiked seedheads that are cylindrical in shape and sharply pointed that turn from green to brown at maturity. The species name "hystericina" means "bristly" or "porcupine like" referring to its prickly seedheads.
Soil Moisture: Wet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 30 inches
Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 10
Bloom Color: Green, Brown
Bloom Time: May, June
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