Carex praegracilis

Meadow Sedge

Plant Type: Grass
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 1.5' X 1'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



The meadow sedge is widespread in California and beyond. It is native to Santa Clara County - and every other county of the SF Bay Area. Unlike its look-alike dune sedge, Carex pansa, it grows in a range of habitats with at least seasonally high levels of moisture. Meadow sedge forms a slowly expanding clump of dark green blades. It is somewhat taller than dune sedge. Although this sedge naturally goes dormant in the summer, it can be kept green with additional water. This will also cause it to spread more quickly. Meadow sedge is adaptable to a variety of soil types and is a good choice for a meadow planting.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: No
Attractive to Butterflies: No
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen