Soil: Hydric (Wet-Moist)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 8 inches
Type: Cool season
Suggested Uses: Excellent wetland and shoreline restoration plant! Will grow in submerged, emergent or moist terrestrial conditions. A great addition to a rain garden. Can also be used in freshwater aquariums. Spreads predominantly by rhizomes but not overly aggressive. Prefers acidic conditions.
Native Range: Native throughout the U.S.
Pollinators/Habitat Value: Wind pollinated but often spreads by rhizomes. These plants provide important protection for tadpoles and small fish in shallow water.
Other Names: Needle Spikerush
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock and Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS