Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii)
A shorter, unassuming sedge that nevertheless feeds many species of birds and insects. Tends to spread by rhizomes and form small colonies.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Silt Loam, Silt
Leaf Texture: Medium
Bloom Time: Jun-Jul
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts some moths, skippers, and the eyed brown butterfly, along with a number of grasshopper, leafhoppers, and smaller insects. Seeds are an important food for ducks, rails, and seed eating songbirds. Occasionally browsed by geese and muskrat, rarely by deer.