Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 1-2 feet
Type: Cool season, clump-forming sedge
Suggested Uses: Awl-fruited Sedge is an excellent choice for shoreline restoration, wetlands and rain gardens! This sedge will grow in standing water and can be found in fens.
Native Range: Native throughout the U.S.
Wildlife: Food source for ducks, waterfowl and upland gamebirds. Carex spp. are wind pollinated but still attractive and beneficial to many species of butterflies, skippers and moths which feed on the leaves.
Other Names: Common Fox Sedge
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS