Carex flaccosperma, sometimes commonly called blue wood sedge, is native to eastern North America. In Missouri, Carex flaccosperma var. flaccosperma is typically found in wet woodland or swampy ground in the lowland section of southeastern Missouri, and Carex flaccosperma var. glaucodea is more typically found in drier acidic soils of wooded slopes, upland ridges, ravines or wooded valleys along streams (Steyermark). This is an evergreen sedge that forms attractive clumps (6-10” tall) of fine-textured, narrow, grass-like, glaucous, blue-green leaves (to 3/8” wide). It is grown in the landscape for its foliage effect. Greenish-white flowers in spring are insignificant. Genus name from Latin means cutter in reference to the sharp leaves and stem edges (rushes are round but sedges have edges) found on most species' plants.