Carex annectens xanthocarpa
Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Season: Cool-season perennial, short rhizomes to fibrous root system.
Suggested Uses: Great for shoreline restoration projects and raingardens. Very nice sedge for landscaping purposes! Grows on loam and clay loam soil types.
Wildlife: Carex spp. are wind pollinated but still attractive and beneficial to many species of butterflies, skippers and moths which feed on the leaves. This plant is a significant source of food for upland gamebirds, waterfowl and songbirds. Carex spp., in general, are excellent an source of food for a variety of birds.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Native to southeast Minnesota.
More Information: USDA PLANT profile