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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

Height: 1'-2'

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.

Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii)
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