Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 2 feet
Type: Cool season
Suggested Uses: An excellent sedge for a variety of soil moisture levels and sun exposures. This fine textured sedge is a nice addition to many landscape projects, shoreline restoration or rain gardens!
Native Range: Native throughout most of the U.S. except the South. Native throughout 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 including both songbirds and waterfowl.
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS