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Fringed sedge is suited for shaded wetlands.

Fringed sedge is suited for shaded wetlands. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Carex crinita

Fringed sedge

This sedge, suited for shaded wetlands, has blue-green foliage and drooping seed heads. It has a fibrous and rhizomatous root system and often forms colonies of plants. 


3-4 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:


Bloom Color:

Blue, Green

Carex crinita Characteristics


  • Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Wet to Moist

Flowering Months

  • June

Foliage Color

  • Blue-Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: