Fox Sedge

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



50-90 cm

40-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in full sun, in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes. 

Additional Notes about Fox Sedge:

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.