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Carex bromoides

Brome-like sedge

Native to North America


Tough and adaptable, should be used in all wetlands restoration projects. Will tolerate periods of being submerged, this clump forming ground cover prefers part sun to part shade in moist to wet soils. Flowers appear in late spring into summer, changing from green to tawny brown, and attract birds and butterflies.  



1 ft


12-18 Inches


1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:


Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Carex bromoides Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Songbirds


  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover
  • East-Coast Native
  • Rain Garden
  • Clay Soil
  • Bog


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • July
  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Grass Season

  • Cool Season Grass

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Plants that work well with Carex bromoides ''

Thousand-flowered aster Thousand-flowered aster (Boltonia asteroides)
Spotted Joe pye weed Spotted Joe pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum)
Boneset Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
New York ironweed New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Golden Alexander's Golden Alexander's (Zizia aureus)
Soft rush Soft rush (Juncus effusus)
Wool grass Wool grass (Scirpus cyperinus)
Soft stemmed bulrush Soft stemmed bulrush (Scirpus validus (tabernaemontani))
Gardenview Scarlet beebalm Gardenview Scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma 'Gardenview Scarlet')

Substitutions for Carex bromoides

Tussock sedge Tussock sedge (Carex stricta)
Prairie dropseed Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Common Wood Sedge Common Wood Sedge (Carex blanda)