A spreading native sedge to 18” with rich, dark green foliage and spring-flowering heads that open cream-colored then darken to black-brown as the seed develops. This species tolerates considerable drought while retaining a green character, but is much richer with summer water. Perhaps the fastest spreading sedge we have encountered, it is especially aggressive in sandy soils; consider yourself forewarned! Useful for erosion control or as an informal turf-like lawn substitute, it can be kept lower with regular mowing. Plant in full sun or part shade in most soils and provide moderate to occasional water. Hardy to 5F. California.