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Audubon Native Yellow Fruited Sedge and native birds
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Native Yellow Fruited Sedge with red-brown seedheads
Native Yellow Fruited Sedge planted in a grassy landscape
Dark-Eyed Junco
White Crowned Sparrow
Native Regions map for Yellow Fruited Sedge
Audubon Native Yellow Fruited Sedge and native birds
Audubon Native Yellow Fruited Sedge perennial grass product shot
Native Yellow Fruited Sedge with red-brown seedheads
Native Yellow Fruited Sedge planted in a grassy landscape
Dark-Eyed Junco
White Crowned Sparrow
Native Regions map for Yellow Fruited Sedge

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 2-3' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart



  • In late spring, lime green to yellow spikes (flowers) burst onto the scene
  • At the start of Summer, the spikes begin to develop the mustard-colored seeds
  • The seeds are favored by waterfowl such as Mallards, Wood Ducks, Coots, Sandpipers and more
  • Plant in rain gardens, pondside plantings, wet meadows and more - this variety of Sedge thrives in wet soil
  • Deer resistant, grass-like green foliage
  • May Benefit & Attract: Sparrows, juncos, and waterfowl
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Audubon® Native Yellow Fruited Sedge

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Audubon® Plants for Birds: Carex annectens

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    Why the Audubon® Native Yellow Fruited Sedge?

    Wetland areas can easily be taken over by invasive, exotic plants that crowd out valuable natives and deprive wildlife of better habitat. That's why it’s important, therefore, to establish beneficial natives in these areas to keep nasty exotics at bay. Enter Yellow Fruited Sedge! This dependable native Fringe is an excellent addition to pondside plantings, ecological restoration efforts, bioswales, rain gardens, wet meadows, and even just soggy backyards. Yellow Fruited Sedge’s small seeds are a favorite of waterfowl like Wood Ducks, Mallards, Coots, Sandpipers, Snipes, and Woodcocks. Songbirds like Sparrows and Juncos may also feed on the mustard-colored seeds.

    Low, grass-like, green, and generally without showy flowers, native Sedges go unnoticed by most people. However, these humble plants provide big benefits to wildlife (particularly in wetland habitats), and we should include them more in our gardens. The seeds nourish many birds, and the foliage feeds moths and butterflies, such as the tufted Sedge moth, the Virginia ctenucha moth, the eyed brown butterfly, the Appalachian brown, and several skipper butterflies. Yellow Fruited Sedge is native to much of eastern North America. It grows from eastern Canada to Oklahoma and all states eastward except Florida. It’s most often found in wet soil, and will perform best in your garden if consistent moisture can be supplied.

    How to use in the landscape?

    Yellow Fruited Sedge provides birds with not only seeds to eat, but insect protein as well. Songbirds may feed on the caterpillars they find there, as well as a variety of beetles, bugs, flies, aphids, and leafhoppers.

    Why Bower & Branch?

    We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

    Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

    What is the definition of Native?

    “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

    Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

    Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

    How To Plant

    Yellow Fruited Sedge is easy to grow, provided you have rich, fertile soil that doesn’t dry out. Put it in a spot that receives all-day sun if you can; some shade in the afternoon will also suffice. This cool-season Fringe is in active growth in spring and fall, and it flowers in late spring. It will go dormant in winter, and you can cut it back then if you like. Yellow Fruited Sedge forms a clump and doesn’t run like some other Sedges, though it will spread out a bit in time.

    How To Water

    Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

    How To Fertilize

    Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

    How To Prune

    Each fall, just before winter sets in clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.

    Planting Zones

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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    Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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