Carex plantaginea, Plantain-leaved Sedge

Carex plantaginea is a MN state endangered species that, when found, is growing on the slopes and ravines of rich-soiled, deciduous woodlands found along our eastern central and southeastern rivers. Fortunately, this large-leaved, unique sedge can be propagated. Shelterwood's Plantain-leaved Sedge has been overwintered in pots, right here in our woods and is ready for you to plant this spring in both large and medium sizes. It has deep green, broad leaves that complement several woodland species in a shade garden or native woodland planting. Consider planting alongside Wild Ginger, Large-flowered Bellwort, Virginia Waterleaf, Lady Fern, Maidenhair Fern, Clustered Black Snakeroot, and more.
Fruit: green, May into June
Height: 10 to 20 inches
Conditions: shade, moist-medium to medium soils