Carex squarrosa

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Common Name: Narrow-leaved Cattail Sedge, Squarrosa Sedge

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

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Scattered statewide and concentrated in the Coastal Plain Province

Cool season.  Grows in wet soils of swampy woods and meadows, flood plains and wet prairies.  Good for erosion control.  Showy seedheads remain on the plant all summer.

Narrow-leaved Cattail Sedge, Squarrosa Sedge - Carex squarrosa
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty