Carex shortiana

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Common Name: Short’s Sedge

Full to part sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, tolerant of most soils except rocky, strongly acid to neutral pH.  1 ½ – 2 ½ feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Occurs in only 9 counties scattered statewide

Cool season.  Has showy, dark brown spikelets.  Good for wetlands and streambank stabilization, groundcover and mass planting.  Good erosion control for wetland projects.  Attracts butterflies and birds.

Short’s Sedge - Carex shortiana
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery