Carex utriculata

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Common Name: Common Yellow Lake Sedge, Northwest Territory Sedge

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to a wide range of soils except rocky, moderately acid to slightly alkaline pH.  2-4 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Only occurs in Johnson County

Cool season.  This is a wetland plant with a strong, extensive rhizomatous root system which provides excellent erosion control.  Thrives in marshy conditions, and its prickly green seedheads form throughout the summer and fall.