A.k.a. muskingum sedge*. A distinctive, showy, fairly tall sedge that hosts several species of moth, butterfly, and skipper! Prefers part sun/shade- will tolerate full sun with sufficient moisture, and will tolerate full shade but tends to flop.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Leaf Texture: Fine
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts multiple moths, skippers, and butterflies including the eyed brown butterfly, broad-winged skipper, and tufted sedge moth. Also supports a few leafhoppers, a spittle bug, and several beetles. Seeds are eaten by many wetland birds including ducks, woodcocks, sparrows, and towhee. Some squirrels and voles utilize it as a minor food source. The dense, fairly tall leaves provide cover when the plants grow in colonies.
*This common name, and the species name, is derived from a river in Ohio along which this sedge grows.