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Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge

Carex hirsutella

Turkeys, cardinals, other birds, & squirrels eat seeds/seed heads; deer and others eat foliage; grows in spring & fall


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Carex hirsutella, commonly known as Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge or Hairy Green Sedge, is a native perennial cool season sedge usually found in rather dry open woodlands.

Wildlife notes

Caterpillars of Appalachian Brown butterfly, leaf-mining larvae of some moths, the stink bug, and aphids eat Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge. Wild Turkey, Cardinal, Eastern Towhee, Song Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Common Redpoll, and Slate-colored Junco eat the seeds. The White-Tailed Deer (foliage), Black Bear (foliage), Gray Squirrel (seedheads), and Fox Squirrel (seedheads) use woodland sedges as a source of food to a minor extent.

Forage notes

No information is currently available.

Landscaping notes

This sedge is typically found in partial sun to light shade, mesic to slightly dry conditions, and somewhat sterile soil containing sand, rocky material, or clay. Like many other sedges, it will form small tufts of leaves and culms.

Restoration notes

Habitats include upland woodlands, thinly wooded bluffs, wooded slopes, typical savannas and sandy savannas, rocky glades, sandy meadows, and abandoned fields. This sedge often occurs where oaks are the dominant canopy trees in woodland habitats.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun to Part Shade


Dry, Average



Bloom Month

May, Jun

Specialty Uses


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.