Soil: Hydric (Wet)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 2 feet
Type: Cool season
Suggested Uses: This is a nice wetland and shoreline restoration sedge for a variety of sun exposures!
Native Range: Native to northern latitudes in the U.S. and throughout Canada. Especially abundant in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and New England.
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.
Other Names: Knotsheath Sedge
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS