Crested Sedge (Carex cristatella)
A wetland sedge that tolerates occasional standing water. Requires constant moisture when growing in full sun.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Silt-loam
Leaf Texture: Fine
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts several butterflies, skippers, and moths including the eyed brown butterfly. Feeds many grasshoppers, leafhoppers, and aquatic insects. Generally not grazed by mammals.