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.

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