Photo credit: Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz from Wikimedia Commons
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Type: Cool season
Suggested Uses: A beautiful fine-textured sedge that works in a variety of soils; from moist to dry. Excellent for shoreline restoration and rain garden edges.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. including 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 songbirds and waterfowl.
Other Names: Rosy Sedge
More information: USDA plant profile
Partial Sun, Shade, Dry Soil, Mesic Soil, Cool Season, Short Height