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for the Mid-Atlantic
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Carex plantaginea (Plantain-leaved Sedge)
The most ornamental of the woodland sedges, this species, sometimes referred to as Seersucker Sedge, is generally found in rich mountain woodlands.* In the garden it can fill many roles, substituting for popular non-native plants and even tolerating difficult dry shaded sites.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to northern and western PA. In MD, it is found only in Montgomery and Garrett Counties. In VA, it is rare in the Piedmont (except for Fairfax and Loudoun Counties) and infrequent in the mountains.
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