Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool-season, perennial, clump-forming
Suggested Uses: A fine textured sedge that is nice for shoreline restoration, wetland and raingarden projects. Grows well in wet-to-moist meadows, streambanks, marshes, bogs and other wet places. Food source for waterfowl, songbirds and butterflies
Native Range: Native to northern regions of the contiguous U.S.
Wildlife Use: 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.
More Information: USDA PLANT profile