More About Carex vulpinoidea
- Slender, upright, slightly arching sedge, common to Ontario's wetlands
- Stems are bluish-green, triangular in cross-section
- Seed heads, at same height as the leaves, resemble a fox's tail
- Plants emerge from elevated tufts (tussocks) in or near standing water
- Bloom Time: May to July
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Native to Ontario
Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue whem temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
Fox Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in full sun, in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes.
Carex vulpinoidea Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge