Carex hystericina

Carex hystericina


Porcupine Sedge Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet to Moist) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool season

More Details:

Suggested Uses: An excellent choice for wetlands, shoreline restoration and rain gardens!  Large, spiky seed heads add a unique and beautiful texture.

Native Range:  Native throughout much of the U.S., including the state of Minnesota

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.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs