Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Carex brevior - Plains Oval Sedge

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range
Visit the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services website to view the natural range of Carex brevior
 Carex brevior
Carex brevior - Prairie Moon Nursery
Wildlife Significance


Host Plant - caterpillars of skippers and moths

Pollination - Wind


Source of - Nesting Material and shelter for birds, insects and small mammals.


Seed -Songbirds, ducks wild turkeys and small mammals


Deer - Along with rabbits are not fond of this grass. That is not to say what they will nibble on if hungry enough


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Seed Provenance - Prairie Moon Nursery 2018

Cultivation Information - Carex brevior

Height
- 12 inches
Blooms - June - July
Sun -
Full sun - part shade
Hardy Zone -
3 to 8
Soil - Dry to moist

Mulch - Use as "living mulch" in between forbs

Cool season sedge - Growth occurs in the spring and fall.

Drought tolerant - Handles a wide range of conditions including less than ideal levels of precipitation

Provides - Seasonal color, texture and natural spacing to the landscape as well support for delicate wildflowers.

Family - Sedge (Cyperaceae)


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges. General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden.
Carex Bevior
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges. General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden.
Stratification - Cold moist storage in refrigerator  - baggie (recycled bag) for 60 days

Planted - January 2, 2019
House temperature - 65 °F day/ Moved to cooler room 62°F at night

Growth noted - January 10, 2019

 *Germinating Carex
  1. Cold moist straitification 60 days
  2. alternating soil temperature 50°F daytime/70°F nighttime) after sowing
  3. perigynium(fruit) of the sedge is exposed to light -
  4. Light speeds germination