An evergreen sedge partial to wetlands and woodlands. The spiky seed pod is easy to spot in stands of wetland plants, and the seeds are regularly eaten by ducks, turkey, and sparrows.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Silt, Sandy
Leaf Texture: Medium
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts the Appalachian brown butterfly, and moths such as the American ear moth. Seeds are regularly eaten by ducks, grouse, turkey, and sparrows. Foliage is occasionally browsed, and muskrats occasionally eat the roots.