Pennsylvania Sedge (SOLD OUT)

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Carex pensylvanica

Exposure: Sun-partial-shade

Soil: Dry-medium

Height: 8 inches

Bloom: May-June

Attracts: Insects and birds
Insects that are known to feed on Pennsylvania Sedge include the leafhopper Cosmotettix delector, the aphid Iziphya albipes, and such grasshoppers as Arphia pseudonietana (Red-winged Grasshopper), Orphuella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper), and Trachyrhachys kiowa (Kiowa Grasshopper). Other insects that feed on sedges (Carex spp.) include larvae of the grass-miner moths Elachista argentosa and Elachista madarella, Chloealtis abdominalis (Thomas' Broad-winged Grasshopper), and such aphids as Iziphya flabella, Carolinaia caricis, and Vesiculaphis carici. Various birds eat the seeds of sedges in habitats that are favored by Pennsylvania Sedge; these species include Wild Turkey, Eastern Towhee, and various sparrows.