Prairie Oval Sedge (Carex bicknellii)
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
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.