Find It in the Edges

September 2009
Chicagoland Gardening;Sep2009, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p26
The article offers information on sedges, grass-like plants which belong to the genus Carex. In Chicago, 100 species are native to the area. Sedges are characterized as the most reliable and versatile garden perennials according to the author. Sun lover sedges include Copper-shouldered oval sedge, plains oval sedge, bristly sedge, riverbank sedge, tussock sedge and lake sedge. For shaded areas, types of sedges that thrive are Pennsylvania sedge, gray's sedge, fox sedge, purple-sheathed sedge and sprengel's sedge.


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