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Awl-fruited sedge, good choice for wetlands and restoration projects. 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.

Awl-fruited sedge, good choice for wetlands and restoration projects.
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 stipata

Awl-fruited sedge

A great choice for use in wetlands restoration, this is a common and very adaptable sedge. Clump forming plant with green-tan foliage and brown seed capsules. Thrives in wet to moist soils in partial shade to full sun. 


Height:

3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

2-9

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Carex stipata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Partial Shade to Full Shade

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Wet to Moist

Flowering Months

  • June

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAST5