White-topped sedge

Dichromena latifolia in flower3One of our favorite native plants is in full flower in the garden…the unusual white-topped sedge.  Dichromena (Rhynchospora) latifolia makes a slowly spreading patch that resembles a carex until the odd white flower spikes occur in mid-summer.  Although it usually is found in seasonally flooded sites, we have found it also makes a great specimen in all but the driest garden sites.


10 thoughts on “White-topped sedge

  1. How does this do in shade? I’m looking for a plant that survives flooding & is tolerant of shade. Only requirement is that it lives.

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