Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 1 foot
Type: Cool season
Suggested Uses: Soft-textured sedge that works great for drier areas of shoreline restorations and along the edges of raingardens. This sedge is found in sandy prairies, meadows and woodlands.
Wildlife: Carex spp. are wind pollinated but still attractive and beneficial to many species of butterflies, skippers and moths which feed on the leaves. They are excellent an source of food for a variety of birds.
Native Range: Native to the Midwest, Great Plains and New England. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.
More Information: USDA PLANT profile