Carex appalachia - Appalachian sedge
Carex appalachia (Appalachian sedge) is a U.S. Northeast native sedge that enjoys dry shade but can tolerate full sun. It is a cool season, deer resistant sedge that can be a successful and beautiful traditional lawn replacement. It has soft, graceful arching leaves.
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