Carex texensis is native to the eastern United States from New York to Georgia and west to Nebraska and Texas. This sedge has naturalized in parts of California.
Plants are indigenous to post oak savannahs, dry meadows, open oak woods, moist sandy woodlands, forest clearings and woodland edges, growing in mat-like clumps of delicate arching foliage.
Leaves are deep green and less than 1/16” wide. The narrow blades are evergreen in the southern part of the range and semi-evergreen further north.
In spring several upright culms bear 3-8 well separated green spikes. Each oval spike contains 3-10 spreading or reflexed sharply pointed green to gold perigynia.