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Bristly sedge is a wetland species and provides food to wildlife. Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.

Bristly sedge is a wetland species and provides food to wildlife.
Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Carex comosa

Bristly sedge

Erect clumps of triangular stems form from short rhizomes. Drooping spikelets impart a bottlebrush effect. Found along ponds, lakes, in wetlands and wet meadows, providing food and cover for water fowl.


Height:

5 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

Brown, Green

Carex comosa Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Wet to Moist

Flowering Months

  • July
  • August

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CACO8