Blue Satin Sedge
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, US, East of the Mississippi River
Source of plant
North Creek Nurseries
Tufted 2-4 dm, the fertile stems lateral, roughened on the angles; basal sheaths white or light brown; leaves smooth, somewhat glaucous, those of the sterile shoots 10-25mm wide, of the fertile shoots 2-6mm wide; terminal spike staminate, 0.6-1.5cm, on a peduncle 1-8mm; pistillate spikes 2-4, 0.6-1.5cm, scattered, the lowest one basal; pistillate scales apiculate or with an awn to 2mm; perigynia 2-9, overlapping, 3-4.5mm, finely many-nerved as well as 2-ribbed, sharply trigonous, elliptic in outline, rather abruptly contracted to the short, erect or outcurved beak with entire orifice; achene sharply trigonous.
USDA Hardiness Zone