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