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Ebony Sedge

( Carex eburnea )

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Ebony Sedge
Black Fruited Sedge
Bristleleaf Sedge
Cyperaceae
Carex
Carex eburnea
Boott
BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NL, YT, NT
Characteristics

Grass/Sedge

Deciduous

Partial Shade

Sand

Calciphile

Dry, Normal

Yes

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains, Prairies, Taiga Cordillera, Montane Cordillera

Savannah, Prairie/Meadow/Field, Riparian, Swamp/Marsh, Alvar, Rocky Bluff
Design Considerations

10 cm

30 cm

May - Jul

Green/Brown

No

No

Black








Birds, Butterfly Larvae

No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

Distinctive Sedge. Thin, wiry leaves. Tuft forming; good for dry areas that are damp in spring, especially beneath cedars. Tiny, jet-black seeds in fall. (Ontario Native Plants 2002) Found at altitudes of up to 2,000 metres, especially in the Rocky Mountains where it occurs frequently. (E-Flora BC, Flora of North America) Habitat Information: Woodland dry areas on calcium rich soils, rocky calcareous areas such as slopes, rocky outrcops, a common plant in alkaline dolomite lakeshores. Sedge spp. are in general quite deer resistant. (Illinois Wildflowers) Garden Uses: This small sedge with ornamental black and brown flowers in the spring is a nice plant for woodland gardens, especially for beside paths, and in large swaths. (Evergreen) Insect Relationships: This is a general record for Carex spp. (Sedges): They attract few insects. Larvae of butterflies, skippers, and moths (see Lepidoptera Table) eat leaves. The seeds of sedges are quite an important food for various waterfowl, rails, upland gamebirds, and granivorous songbirds depending upon sedge type and habitat. (Illinois Wildflowers) Traditional Edible, Medicinal Uses: There are no known records for this and other ethnobotanical uses of this plant. (Evergreen)


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