The Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica) belongs to Cyperaceae (the Sedge family). It is a semi-evergreen herb that is native to North America. This herb grows in dry to moist woods, typically grows in a clump, and up to a height of 25 cm. The leaves are bright green, narrow linear, and slightly arching. It blooms early in the spring, from April to June. Each spike contains one slender male spikelet 10-25 mm long above one to three shorter female spikelets. During the blooming period, the male spike produces slender cream-colored anthers, aging to light brown, and each female spike produces three long white, thread-like styles.