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Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Pennsylvania sedge

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica) is a very common and widespread sedge in eastern North America. It is found mostly on dry to moderately dry sites, especially those with sandy soils. It belongs to the Acrocystis section of the Carex genus, which are the first sedges to bloom in the spring. In Minnesota the flowers usually appear in April. The fruit matures in April or May and drops soon after.