Carex lacustris

Carex lacustris

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Common Lake Sedge Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool season

More Detail:

Suggested Uses: This native sedge has aggressive rhizomes, but is excellent for shoreline restoration where erosion is an issue. Very useful!

Native Range: Native to the Midwest and New England. Native throughout the state of Minnesota except for the Southwest corner.

Wildlife Value: Carex lacustris benefits several butterfly species in Minnesota including skippers and browns. Carex spp. are excellent an source of food for a variety of birds including both songbirds and waterfowl.

Other Names: Hairy Sedge

More information: USDA plant profile

Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs


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