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Thicket sedge

The Thicket sedge (Carex abscondita)

is a frost hardy perennial deciduous grass with green flowers in late Spring. It requires high levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 165 frost free days to grow successfully. It has low drought tolerance.


Carex abscondita grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.8 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 6.8 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.2m / 7.9in.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).


Very resistant to fire.

Fruit and seed

There is a low fruit/seed abundance beginning in Spring and ending in Summer.


Propagation techniques include bare root and seed.

-3°C / 26.6F 4.8 to 6.8 0.2m / 7.9in
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Carex
Specific epithet ? abscondita
Common names
Thicket sedge (United States)
IPNI details on Carex abscondita
References [edit] ?

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