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A.k.a. Bicknell’s sedge and copper-shouldered oval sedge. A shorter sedge that prefers dryer soils. May tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun.

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam

Height: 1'-2'

Leaf Texture: Fine

Bloom Time: April

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts a few grasshoppers and smaller insects. Seeds are eaten by game birds and seed eating songbirds such as pheasants, sparrows, buntings, and junco. Occasionally grazed, but not preferred by mammals.

Prairie Oval Sedge (Carex bicknellii)
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