Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Type: Cool season, perennial, bunch grass, short rhizomes and coarse fibrous root system.
Prefers loam or clay-loam soil, but tolerates rocky and gravelly alkaline soils. It can be found in the openings in woodlands, edges of swamps, moist prairies, and a variety of other moist habitats.
Wildlife Uses: Butterfly and Moth larvae feed on the foliage. Its seeds are a significant food source for upland gamebirds, waterfowl, and songbirds.
Other Name: Meadow Sedge