Common Name: Hairy Sedge, Lakebank Sedge, Common Lake Sedge
Sun to shade, wet to medium moisture level, adaptable to most soils except rocky, moderately acid to neutral pH. 2 ½ – 4 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and moderately fast by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Occurs in two counties – Hardin and Montgomery
Cool season. Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. Stout, slender grass-like plant with seed capsules hanging high on the stem. One of the largest sedges with unusually long leaves. Useful for control of water erosion along ponds or slow-moving rivers. Attracts butterflies.