Rhynchospora colorata

White Star Sedge

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Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

Common in moist or wet open areas or thin woods along the coastal plain from Virginia to Texas, White Star Sedge looks like a grass with daisy-like flowers with long, drooping, pointed petals. It is actually a grass-like plant called a sedge. The "flowers" are composed of 5 or 6 conspicuous drooping white bracts or leaves surrounding inconspicuous flowers on 1 to 2 foot stems. White Star Sedge can be fairly aggressive in moist soil with sun or part shade and could be used a a bright green ground cover. Drier sites will slow the spread. The white "flowers" are effective all summer into fall.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Grass or grass-like,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Wet, Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


24 to 36, 12 to 24


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer,

Early fall

Typical Height





6, 7, 8, 9