Botanical Name: Carex pensylvanica
Height: about 15 cm
Season of Bloom: Spring
Growing Conditions: Light shade. Dryish soil. In the wild, found chiefly under oaks on sandy soil, where if can form lovely undulating lawns, but it adapts well to garden conditions. Fills in by spreading sideways, relatively quickly for a woodland sedge. Evergreen, but older leaves and tips of leaves will brown over winter.
Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario source: Yes
Seeds: Sets relatively little seed. Propagate vegetatively.
Remarks: This is the best native plant for a grass-like lawn in light shade.