Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 3 feet
Type: Cool season
Suggested Uses: This is an excellent landscaping sedge and works particularly well for shoreline restoration projects where there may be a variety of sun exposures! Grows in wet woods and wet prairies. Has ‘hop-shaped’ seed heads.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S., including (generally) the eastern half of Minnesota.
Wildlife Value: 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 song birds and waterfowl.
More information: USDA plant profile